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The Irish Deavitt surname is derived from the Irish Gaelic Patronymic name "Mac Daibheid," which means son of David.

Deavitt Early Origins



The surname Deavitt was first found in on the Inishowen peninsula, in County Donegal, where a sept of this name claim David O'Doherty (d. 1208,) a chief of Cenel Eoghain, as their ancestor.

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Deavitt Spelling Variations


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Deavitt Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Deavitt are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include MacDaid, MacDavid, McDavid, Dade, MacDade, Devitt, MacDevitt, MacDavitt and many more.

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Deavitt Early History


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Deavitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deavitt research. Another 445 words (32 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deavitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deavitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deavitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deavitt 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deavitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Deavitt (aged 22), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deavitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deavitt (post 1700)



  • Thomas Jefferson Deavitt (b. 1840), American politician, Delegate to Vermont State Constitutional Convention, 1870

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Deavitt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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    The Deavitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deavitt 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 1 December 2015 at 13:28.

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