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Irish surnames are linked to the long Gaelic heritage of the Island nation. The original Gaelic form of the name Devlin is O Doibhilin.

Devlin Early Origins



The surname Devlin was first found in the barony of Corran, County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Devlin Spelling Variations


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Devlin Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Devlin revealed many variations, including Devlin, O'Devlin, Develin, Devolin, Devoline, Defflin, Devline, Davlin and many more.

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Devlin Early History


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Devlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devlin research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1211, 1316, 1641, 1735, 1778, 1825, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Devlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Devlin 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 immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Devlin or one of its variants:

Devlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sally Devlin, who settled in New York State in 1811
  • Sally Devlin, 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)
  • Michael Devlin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [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)
  • Mr. Devlin, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [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)
  • Peter Devlin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [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.)

Devlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Devlin, who landed in Quebec in 1819
  • Margret Devlin, aged 20, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Mary Devlin, aged 40, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Molly Devlin, aged 64, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Peter Devlin, aged 42, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devlin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Owen Devlin, aged 39, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  • Rose Devlin, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • Hugh Devlin, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • James Devlin, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"
  • Patrick Devlin, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Devlin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Devlin, aged 36, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Rose A. Devlin, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Ann Devlin, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Mary Devlin, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Joseph Devlin, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devlin (post 1700)



  • Hugh M. Devlin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1936
  • Frank R. Devlin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920
  • Edward Devlin, American politician, Mayor of Hyattsville, Maryland, 1915-16
  • Charles P. Devlin, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 3rd District, 1889-90
  • Charles E. Devlin, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1911, 1915; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1914
  • Bruce Devlin, American politician, Mayor of Bend, Oregon, 1987
  • Alice Devlin, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1942
  • John Devlin, American politician, U.S. Consul in Windsor, 1889
  • John H. Devlin, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 43rd District, 1961-68
  • John M. Devlin, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Vernon, 1918
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Devlin Historic Events


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Devlin Historic Events




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RMS Lusitania


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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Crux mea stella
Motto Translation: The cross, my star


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Citations


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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. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Europa 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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The Devlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devlin 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 5 January 2017 at 14:39.

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