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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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BMDs from 1837 in England & Wales but not always
Irish people should be in the national system of birth, marriage and death registration from 1837. Registration of births was not compulsory and registration of deaths may have been forgotten when all the family was ill. Marriages can usually be found and the Irish had lower rates of illegitimacy or cohabitation unless they acquired Irish customs

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 106 of name variants submitted by researchers and these are listed below. Since I started my research programme 520 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