Dwane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Dwane family

The surname Dwane 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.

Important Dates for the Dwane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dwane research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1427, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Dwane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dwane Spelling Variations

Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Dwane family name include Devine, O'Devine, Davin, Devane, Dwane, Duane, Dwain, Dwayne, Dwayn, Devan, Davine, Devyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Dwane family (pre 1700)

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Dwane migration to the United States

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 America. 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 Dwane:

Dwane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dennis Dwane, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Dwane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Dwane, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]

Dwane migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dwane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Dwane, aged 30 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "George" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]

Dwane migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dwane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Dwane, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [3]
  • Mary Dwane, aged 16, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dwane (post 1700)

  • Ronan Dwane (b. 1973), Irish retired hurler who played as a centre-forward for the Cork senior team in 1997
  • David Dwane, Irish songwriter and writer
  • Edward James Milton "Ted" Dwane (b. 1984), British musician and photographer, best known for being the bassist of the Grammy Award-winning British folk rock band Mumford & Sons
  • Edwin John "Eddie" Dwane (1896-1973), Maltese footballer who made 46 appearances for Lincoln City in 1926
  • James Mata Dwane (1848-1916), South African priest and founder of the Order of Ethiopia

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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
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