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The O'Donoghue Society

For all those interested in history and genealogy and whose names are derived from the Gaelic

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Army records
I managed to locate my 3 x Great grandfather(up until then I had hit a brick wall) from his army records. If your Irish ancestor joined the British Army then his records will be at the Public Records Office at Kew, London. Name indexes are now available on the PRO website. Army records can give you a lot of information about your ancestor. They even tell you what he lookedlike.

Name variants

There are many different spellings of the name in historic records and in current use. 

On this page are shown some of the variants which have been submitted by researchers and are recognised in their family histories. Click on a variant to view the names of these researchers, and then click again on "Contact Name and Research Interests" to view their specific interests. Guest researchers are given access to the name Donaghue to see how this page works.

There are 107 of name variants submitted by researchers and these are listed below. Since I started my research programme over 850 variants have been found. The full list, the source from which each one has been recorded and any associated comments are shown on this page