Origins Available: English
The Devison surname is a patronymic
created from the personal name
Early Origins of the Devison family
The surname Devison was first found in Perth, Scotland
, where, in 1219, Johnannes filius
Davidis, a merchant in Perth, is mentioned. Some accounts suggest that around 1000 AD the Catti (Chattan) Clan
, from whom the Davidson Clan
descends, broke into two distinct factions, the MacKintosh and the MacPherson clans. The Davidson Clan
was part of the MacPherson element, but always considered itself to be the senior clan of the Chattan group. Records from the Ragman Rolls show Adami fiz Dauid of Forfarshire
and Johan le fiz David of Berwickshire
rendering homage to King Edward I
in 1296. Bearers of Devison were found on both sides of the Scottish-English border. The first estates of the Clan
Devison were at Invernahaven, a small estate in Badenoch, where they were said to be found from the mid 14th century.
Early History of the Devison family
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Devison Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Davison, Davidson, Davisint, Davisyn, Debison, Dawysone, Dawyson, Davysone, Davyson, Davitson, Dawysown, Davisoun, Davisend, Davidsone, Davidson, Daveysone, Daveyson, Dauyson, Dawysume, Dauysum and many more.
Early Notables of the Devison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Devison family to Ireland
Some of the Devison family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Devison family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Davidson, who was sent to Virginia in 1666; Elizabeth Davidson, who came to Maryland in 1667; Peter Davidson, who settled in Maryland in 1684.
Contemporary Notables of the name Devison (post 1700)
- Roderick A. Devison, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marion County, 1950, 1952; Vice-chair of West Virginia Republican Party, 1967 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html