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Multiple Origins for the Surname Devey


Welsh


The surname Devey is from the unique Celtic culture that developed in Wales. This particular surname is from the personal name David, which means darling or friend. This name was common in England and Scotland from the 12th century onward, but was particularly popular in Wales even earlier. One of the most famous bearers of this personal name in Wales was David ap Gryffydd, the last Prince of North Wales, who was executed c. 1276 by King Edward I of England.

Devey Early Origins



The surname Devey was first found in Cornwall, although they are thought to have been in Wales from very ancient times; long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Devey Spelling Variations


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Devey Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Devey have included Davy, Davey, Davie, Daivey, Daivy, Daivie, Dayvy, Dayvie, Dayvey, Devy, Devie and many more.

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Devey Early History


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Devey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devey research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1621, 1622, 1846, 1588, 1654, 1621, 1622, 1629, 1630, 1612, 1678, 1661, 1670, 1671, 1660, 1692, 1679, 1685, 1662, 1707, 1640, 1710 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Devey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir John Davie, 1st Baronet (1588-1654), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622, High Sheriff of Devon from 1629 to 1630; Sir John Davie, 2nd Baronet (1612-1678), an English politician who sat...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Devey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devey In Ireland


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Devey In Ireland



Some of the Devey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Devey:

Devey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Devey, who landed in Maryland in 1676

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devey (post 1700)



  • Jordan Devey (b. 1988), American football offensive lineman for the New England Patriots
  • Raymond "Ray" Devey (1917-2001), English professional footballer
  • Harry Percival Devey (1860-1924), English footballer who played for Aston Villa (1888-1892)
  • Edwin James "Ted" Devey (1862-1946), English professional footballer
  • Hilary Lorraine Devey CBE (b. 1957), English businesswoman, television personality and entrepreneur, best known for her role on BBC Two programme Dragons' Den
  • John Henry George "Jack" Devey (1866-1940), British footballer who played from 1889 to 1902, member of the England National Team (1892-1894)
  • William "Will" Devey (1865-1935), English professional footballer who played from 1884 to 1899
  • George Devey (1820-1886), British architect, most of whose work was on country houses and estates for the Rothschild family
  • Phil Devey (b. 1977), Canadian baseball pitcher and Olympian

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Devey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devey 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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