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The Irish name Davin was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Daimhin, derived from the word "damh," which refers to "an ox" or "a stag."

Davin Early Origins



The surname Davin was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Davin Spelling Variations


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Davin Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Davin were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Devine, O'Devine, Davin, Devane, Dwane, Duane, Dwain, Dwayne, Dwayn, Devan, Davine, Devyne and many more.

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Davin Early History


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Davin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davin research. Another 332 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1427, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Davin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Davin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Davin family in North America:

Davin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres Davin, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Patrick Davin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Edward Davin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Camille Davin, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Colin Davin, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Davin, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Guilain Davin, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Delia Davin, aged 18, who settled in America from Ballyhaunis, Ireland, in 1909
  • A.H. Davin, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Bridget Davin, aged 21, who settled in America from Kilmauog, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Davin settled in Canada in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davin (post 1700)



  • Tom Davin, American businessman and CEO of Panda Restaurant Group (2004 to 2009)
  • William Davin (d. 1956), Irish station-master and politician
  • Jean Davin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Nicholas Flood Davin (1840-1901), Irish-born, Canadian lawyer, politician, and journalist, first MP for Assiniboia West (1887 to 1900)
  • Franco Davin (b. 1970), Argentine tennis player and coach
  • Daniel Marcus "Dan" Davin OBE (1913-1990), New Zealand writer and Rhodes Scholar

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Davin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Davin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Davin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 June 2016 at 14:31.

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