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The Duffy family crest: Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name. Photo by: www.4crests.com

Tracing your Irish ancestry – The Duffy Clan

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The Duffy family crest: Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name. Photo by: www.4crests.com

Irish derivation: Ó Dubhthaigh.

Name meaning: "Descendant of the dark one."

Counties associated with the name: Monaghan.

Coat of arms motto: "Like lightning."

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?

Interesting Facts:

- A French pirate, Dupré, changed his name to Duffy to avoid a charge of murder and fled to Newfoundland.

Some famous Duffys:

- Charles Gavan Duffy (1816-1903, Irish poet)

- Eamon Duffy (1947, Irish historian)

- James Duffy (1889-1969, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1917)

- Joe Duffy (1956, Irish radio personality)

- Carol Ann Duffy (1955, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom)

- Aimee Anne Duffy (1984, Welsh singer)

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?

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