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Devine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Devine family


The surname Devine 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.

Early History of the Devine family


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Devine Spelling Variations


Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Devine are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Devine, O'Devine, Davin, Devane, Dwane, Duane, Dwain, Dwayne, Dwayn, Devan, Davine, Devyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Devine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Devine family to the New World and Oceana


A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Devine or a variant listed above:

Devine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Devine who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Mary Devine, who landed in Maryland in 1660 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Daniel Devine, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dyman Devine, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Devine, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Magdalen Devine, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Devine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bryan Devine, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bryan Devine, who settled in New York in 1803
  • Ann Devine, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Felix Devine who settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1804
  • Michael Devine, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Devine, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Biddy Devine, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Mary Devine, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • James Devine, aged 1, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Hugh Devine, aged 62, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Devine, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • Catherine Devine, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • John Devine, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Peter Devine, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Devine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary C. Devine, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Mary Devine, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Devine (post 1700)


  • Major-General John Matthew Devine (1895-1971), American Commanding General 9th Division (1949-1950) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) John Devine. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Devine/John_Matthew/USA.html
  • Brigadier-General James Gasper Devine (1895-1972), American Commanding General 4th Anti-Aircraft Command (1945-1946) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) James Devine. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Devine/James_Gasper/USA.html
  • Daniel John Devine (1924-2002), American football player and coach, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Aubrey A. Devine (1897-1981), American college football player for the University of Iowa, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Dan Devine (1924-2002), American college and NFL football coach
  • Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine (1905-1977), American character actor
  • Thomas Martin "Tom" Devine OBE FRSE FRHistS FBA (b. 1945), Scottish historian
  • Stephen John Devine (b. 1976), Australian-born, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Leonard Thomas Devine (1923-2008), Australian politician
  • Donald Grant Devine (b. 1944), Canadian politician, 11th Premier of Saskatchewan (1982 to 1991)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Devine family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Edward Devine, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

Suggested Readings for the name Devine


  • Our Divine/Wells (Also Devine) Family History: Including Divine Related Lines of Aersen, Bennet, Brooks, Crose, Fanckboner by Carol Divine Briggs.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) John Devine. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Devine/John_Matthew/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) James Devine. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Devine/James_Gasper/USA.html
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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