Irish surnames are linked to the long Gaelic heritage of the Island nation. The original Gaelic form of the name Davlin is O Doibhilin.
Early Origins of the Davlin family
The surname Davlin was first found in the barony of Corran, County Sligo
(Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht
in Northwestern Ireland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Davlin family
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Davlin Spelling Variations
Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Davlin are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Devlin, O'Devlin, Develin, Devolin, Devoline, Defflin, Devline, Davlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Davlin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Davlin family to the New World and Oceana
Many Irish families
boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Davlin family name:
Davlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Davlin, aged 30, who landed in Alabama in 1855 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Davlin (post 1700)
- Michael Francis Davlin (1927-1996), American NFL football offensive tackle
- Bennett Joshua Davlin, American actor, film director, and producer
- Timothy J. Davlin (b. 1957), American mayor of Springfield, Illinois from 2003 to 2010
- Timothy J. Davlin, American politician, Mayor of Springfield, Illinois, 2007 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Davlin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Crux mea stella
Motto Translation: The cross, my star