The Irish name Devins was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Daimhin, derived from the word "damh," which refers to "an ox" or "a stag."
(Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of
from very ancient times.
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Many spelling variations
of the surname Devins 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.