The Davoren Family

Davoren family crest

(Crest No. 152. Plate 22.)

THE Davoren family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac, King of Munster, A. D. 483. The ancient name was Deaghoileach, meaning “Benevolent.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Clare.

The O’Davorans were Chiefs of Muintir Lidheagha (or the O’Liddys), the tribe name of this clan, whose territory was situated in the barony of Corcomroe, in the County Clare. O’Heerin thus mentions them:

“The O’Davorans of wise and learned men,

Chiefs of O’Liddy of whom I treat,

They belonged to the clans of Sinnell,

And are the maintainers of nobility.”