Davidson family genealogy

Of the County Wexford

Arms: Ar. a chev. sa betw. three mullets pierced gu.

MOROCH na-n Gaodhail (or "Moroch of the Gael"), brother of Dermod na-n Gaill (or "Dermod of the English," meaning Dermod MacMorough, the last King of Leinster), who is No. 114 on the "Kavanagh" pedigree, was the ancestor of MacDaibhidh; anglicised MacDavid (meaning the son of David) and modernized Davidson.

114. Moroch na-n Gaodhail.

115. Murtogh: his son.

116. Donoch Reamhar [1] ("reamhar:" Irish, wealthy, fleshy): his son.

117. Murtogh: his son.

118. Donoch: his son.

119. Eimhin Ruadh ("eimh:" Irish, active; "ruadh," red), or Red Edmond: his son; a quo MacRedmond.

120. Seanach (called Owen): his son; had a brother named Maurice.

121. Manus: son of Seanach.

122. David Mór: his son; a quo MacDaibhidh, anglicised Davison, Daws, Dawson, Davy, and Davys, MacDavy Mór, MacDamor, and Damer.

123. Patrick: his son.

124. Felim: his son.

125. David (2): his son.

126. Patrick MacDavid: his son; known as MacDamor, of Gorey, co. Wexford.


[1] Donoch Reamhar [raw-wor]: This Donoch had a brother named Connor, who was father of Dermod, the father of William, the father of Maurice, the father of Murtogh, who was abbot of Ferns, in the county Wexford.