Donovan Name History

Donovan Irish Coat of Arms

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Donovan is both an Irish given name and surname. According to many sources, the surname Donovan was first found in County Limerick or Luimneach. Variant Spellings of the Irish surname Donovan include Donavon, Donavan, Donevan, Donnovan, Donnavan, Donnovin and many others.

Details about the Donovans in Ireland

According to Wikipedia, "The O'Donovans are descendants of the 10th century Donnubán mac Cathail, Lord/Chief of the regional territorial tribe of the Uí Fidgenti (established 377 a.d.), who was associated through marriage to his Norse allies from Limerick and Waterford, belonging to the Uí Ímair." 

More about the Donovan name and family crest

The Donovans are an old family in Ireland and part of the Gaelic nobility. We are honored to offer two framed documents that provide more details on the Donovan surname and coat of arms. The Framed Irish Family Name History and Framed Irish Coat of Arms & Family History are heirloom-quality framed prints that describe the Donovan family history in detail.

Donovan is one of the many Irish coats of arms and surnames available on clothing, glassware, home decor, and other quality gifts. See the Irish coat of arms page on theirishrose.com for family crest ideas and products.

Any Donovan Pubs in Ireland?

O'Donovan's Hotel in Clonakilty, County Cork is Clonakilty's oldest family-run hotel and features a fireside pub. 

If you can't visit in person, our personalized Donovan pub gifts are the next best thing!

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