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The Irish name Devin was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Daimhin, derived from the word "damh," which refers to "an ox" or "a stag."

Devin Early Origins



The surname Devin was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Devin Spelling Variations


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Devin Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Devin can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Devine, O'Devine, Davin, Devane, Dwane, Duane, Dwain, Dwayne, Dwayn, Devan, Davine, Devyne and many more.

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Devin Early History


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Devin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devin research. Another 332 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1427, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Devin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Devin 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Devin name:

Devin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Symon Devin, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Devin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Devin, who arrived in New York in 1799

Devin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Devin, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • Susan Devin, aged 19, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833

Devin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Devin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devin (post 1700)



  • Thomas Casimer Devin (1822-1878), United States Army officer and general
  • William Franklin Devin (1898-1982), American Republican politician, Municipal judge in Washington, 1939-42; Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1942-52; Defeated, 1941, 1952
  • William Augustus Devin (b. 1871), American Democrat politician, Superior Court Judge in North Carolina 10th District, 1913-35; Justice of North Carolina State Supreme Court, 1935-40
  • John D. Devin, American politician, Mayor of Malden, Massachusetts, 1937
  • Alexander Devin, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm

Other References

  1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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The Devin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devin 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 16 November 2015 at 11:00.

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