The surname is derived from the original Irish name O Doirbheain.
Early Origins of the Dervin family
The surname Dervin was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where it was listed in a Tudor Fiant as O'Durvin. In a sixteenth century Fiant for the barony of Rathconrath in County Westmeath, the name is O Dirrevane.
Important Dates for the Dervin family
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Dervin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dervan, O'Dervan, Dervin, Dervine, Derwin and many more.
Early Notables of the Dervin family (pre 1700)
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Dervin migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dervin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
John Dervin, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1857
James Dervin, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia in 1866
Frank Dervin, who was a registered voter in Massachusetts in 1890
Contemporary Notables of the name Dervin (post 1700)
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