Downes / Downs

The name Downs and Downes are derived from the native Gaelic O'Dubhain sept that was located in Counties Clare and Limerick. Dwane and Devane are other variants of this sept name which is taken from the Gaelic word for 'black'.

Origin: Irish. Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Downes appeared as O Dubhain, where the first portion of the word is dubh, which means black, and the second portion is probably derived from some obsolete Irish personal name. First found in county Sligo, from very ancient times.

Spelling variations: Downs, Down, Downe, Downes and others.

 

 

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