O'Doherty family

O'Doherty family
Ó Dochartaigh
Profile
RegionIreland
DistrictInishowen
AncestryNorthern Uí Néill
EthnicityIrish
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O'Doherty family has no chief, and is an armigerous clan
Historic seatCarrickabraghy Castle

The O’Doherty family (Irish: Clann Ua Dochartaig[1] (also Ó Dochartaigh and Ní Dhochartaigh)) is an Irish clan based in County Donegal in the north of the island of Ireland.

Like clans in other cultures, Irish clans such as the O’Dohertys are divided into many septs and regional families. In the modern day, there are over 250 variations in spelling of the name Ó Dochartaigh, of which Doherty (with or without the "Ó") is the most common anglicisation.[2][3]

Naming conventions

Male Daughter Wife (Long) Wife (Short)
Ó Dochartaigh[4] Ní Dhochartaigh Bean Uí Dhochartaigh Uí Dhochartaigh