Patronymic name "Mac Daibheid," which means son of David.
Early Origins of the Deavitt family
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.
Early History of the Deavitt family
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Deavitt Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Deavitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deavitt family to the New World and Oceana
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Deavitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Deavitt (post 1700)
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