Early Origins of the Develon family
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 Develon family
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Develon Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations. For Develon some of these variations included: Devlin, O'Devlin, Develin, Devolin, Devoline, Defflin, Devline, Davlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Develon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Develon family to the New World and Oceana
Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name Develon or one of its variants: Arthur, Barnet, Bernard, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Thomas, Michael, Patrick, Joseph, Henry, Felix Devlin all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1830 and 1880.
Contemporary Notables of the name Develon (post 1700)
The Develon 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
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