Spelling variations of this family name include: Cavanagh, Kavanagh, Kavanah, Cavanaugh, Keevan, Cavanaw, Kavanaw, Cavenaugh, Cavanough, Cavaneagh, Cavana, Cavena, Cavinaugh, Kavina, Kavena, Kavanaugh, Cavanach, Kavanach, Cabenagh, O'Cavanagh, O'Kavanagh, Keaveney, Geaveney, M'Cavanna and many more.
First found in county Carlow where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles, Dudley, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Nicholas, Peter, Robert, Thomas and William Cavanagh, who all arrived in Philadelphia Pa. between 1813 and 1880.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Some noteworthy people of the name Kavanagh
* Edward Kavanagh (1795-1844), American statesman and congressman
* Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), Irish poet
* Patrick Bernard Kavanagh, Q.P.M
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