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DeVaney's of Augusta, GA

DeVaney's of Augusta, GA

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Devaney's in GA

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Samantha, you might check with Carlton Wood (email: Carlton is also researching descendents of John Deveny (John and brothers Jenkins and Aaron moved to NC from PA around 1770). John's sons moved to GA, and his great-granddaughter Cornelia Susannah Deveny (1844, GA to 1909, Fulton Co., GA) married James B. 'Ben' Wood in Jasper Co. in 1860. Among my Deviney ancestors I've found eleven spellings so far, so don't discount all the variations you may run across. Bob

Capital V

Pat DeVaney from NY state (View posts)
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Hi, My name is Pat DeVaney, my grandfathers name was John DeVaney. He came from County Mayo in the 18th. century. I noticed you are the only other name with the capital V like ours. Have you traced back to Ireland?

DeVaney name

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No, we haven't got anywhere on this. Now, I
have however heard DeVaney was originally
spelled deVaney, small d capital V. It's
original origin is French? I was also told
that DeVaney's are black Irish, whatever that
means? I do believe the V in DeVaney should
be capitalized, it's that most just don't
spell it that way. Have you heard any of
this about the sir name DeVaney?

Devaney or DeVaney

Mary (View posts)
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My maiden name is Devaney (small v). My father's been doing a family search back to County Mayo. He also told us we're "black Irish" which apparently refers to Spanish blood way, way back with black haired descendants.
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I heard that the black Irish came from the
French not Spanish? Wow, now I'm going to
have to research this. Intersting I wounder
if your father's right? I'll look this up!


Dot Mize (View posts)
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I am looking for any info on Mary Mollie DeVaney from Noonan,Ga area. She married Peter Francis Shoemaker in the 1800's.

John (DeVeny) DeVany

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Hi Pat,

I noticed your Capital V, also. I have not traced back to Ireland yet, but have heard alot of hearsy as to being from there. My grandfather was also a John (DeVeny) DeVany (I have seen many spellings and mispellings not even sure of the correct one). John was married to a Sarah Shell and he was a tailor. Could we share info. Theresa

Re: DeVaney name

Chris (View posts)
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There is also some information suggesting DeVaney may be a Norman name rather than French.

Re: Devaney or DeVaney/patrick and thomas

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Did your father find anything on Thomas Devaney b.1856/7? His father was Patrick and i believe they were both licensed victuallers. Thomas moved to england at some point before 1881 and lived there until his death prior to 1912.
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