Everything you need to know about the Irish surname O'Donoghue

Irish derivation: Ó Donnchadha.

Name meaning: "Descendant of Donnchadh."

Counties associated with the name: Galway, Cavan, Kerry and Cork.

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Coat of arms motto: "Nunquam non Paratus" or Never Unprepared.

Interesting facts about the surname O'Donoghue

  •  The family traces its lineage from the eleventh-century Eoghanacht dynasty of Munster, which participated in the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

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Some famous O'Donoghues:

  •  Juan de O'Donojú (1762-1821, last Viceroy of Mexico)
  •  Bernard O'Donoghue (1945-, contemporary Irish poet and academic)
  •  Florence O'Donoghue (1895–1967, Irish historian and military intelligence expert)
  •  Ben O'Donoghue (1970-, Australian Celebrity Chef)
  •  Danny O'Donoghue (1980-, lead singer of The Script)
  •  Lowitja O'Donoghue (1932-, Aboriginal Australian civil rights activist)

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