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

Diven Early Origins



The surname Diven 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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Diven Spelling Variations


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Diven Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Diven that are preserved in archival documents are Devine, O'Devine, Davin, Devane, Dwane, Duane, Dwain, Dwayne, Dwayn, Devan, Davine, Devyne and many more.

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Diven Early History


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Diven Early History



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

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Diven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Diven Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Diven Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Diven to North America:

Diven Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Diven, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1643

Diven Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Diven, who arrived in Virginia in 1704

Diven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pat Diven, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Denis Diven, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Miss Diven, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822

Diven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Diven arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Diven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Diven (post 1700)



  • Alexander Samuel Diven (1809-1896), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Frank Robert Diven (1859-1914), American professional baseball player
  • Lamar Diven (b. 1985), American football defensive tackle
  • Michael B. Diven, former American member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • William Diven, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County, 1847
  • John M. Diven, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1893
  • Alexander Samuel Diven (1809-1896), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 27th District, 1858-59; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1861-63

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. 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.
    4. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The Diven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diven 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 25 January 2016 at 15:18.

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