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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Diver family in Ireland was O Duibhir and Mac Duibhir. These are both derived from the words dubh, which means black, and odhar or uidhir, which means uncolored.

Diver Early Origins



The surname Diver was first found in County Tipperary where they were the traditional Lords of Kilnamanagh. They claim descent from Cairbre Cluitheachar, the youngest son of Cucorb, King of Leinster through the O'Connors (Faley.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
Although the O'Dwyers originally held a family seat in the barony of Kilnamanagh, they later branched to Clonyhorpa and Drumdromy in the same county. The eponymous ancestor of the O'Dwyers was Duibhir (sometimes spelled Duibhidir and Dubhiir), [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
the 11th century chief of the sept.

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Diver Spelling Variations


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Diver Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Diver include Dwyer, O'Dwyer, Dwire, Dwier, Dyer and others.

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Diver Early History


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Diver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diver research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1798, 1916, 1842 and 1917 are included under the topic Early Diver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Diver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Diver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Diver 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Diver:

Diver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Diver, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Diver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Diver, aged 25, arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804
  • William Diver, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Patrick Diver, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Sidney Diver, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Susan Diver, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Diver Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Diver, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Edward Diver, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Neill Diver, aged 26, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Edward Diver, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Mary Diver, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Diver Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Diver arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Diver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Diver (post 1700)



  • William Diver (1921-1995), American founder of the Columbia School of Linguistics
  • William Diver, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1893-94
  • Joe Diver, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Danny Diver (b. 1966), Scottish former football player and manager
  • Stuart Diver (b. 1970), Australian ski instructor
  • Mike Diver, British music journalist
  • Alfred John Day Diver (1823-1876), English cricketer

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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: Vertus sola nobilitas
Motto Translation: Virtue alone enobles


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Diver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diver 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.

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