A surname of Ireland (O) Delahunt (y), Ó Dulchaointigh, Ir. duluhaointeach - plaintive, satirist. (MacLsaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Offaly.



At Caplin Bay: Ferryland Marriage Records: Nov. 25, 1903 - Richard Delahunty (50) m. Maggie Power (29) Witnesses: William Boland and Mary Cowan.
  Newfoundland Census 1921: Richard Delahunty b. July 1853 - Ferryland & Margaret Delahunty b. Sept. 1873 - Caplin Bay
Family History: The Delahunty surname (also pronounced locally as Dullanty in past years) came to Caplin Bay with the marriage of Richard Delahunty of Ferryland to Maggie Power of Caplin Bay in 1903. The Delahuntys have almost exclusively been associated with Ferryland, although the Ferryland Census of 1800 shows two large family groups named Dullanty, one at Ferryland and one at Brigus South.
Present Status: This surname has disappeared from Ferryland District. Several Delahunty families and other descendants associated with Caplin Bay/Calvert live in other parts of Newfoundland, the rest of Canada, and the USA.

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