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The ancestors of the Nevin family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Nevin is a name for someone who lived in Ayrshire. The surname Nevin was also regarded as derived from the Gaelic patronymic Mac Naoimhin, which is derived from the word naomh, meaning saint.

Nevin Early Origins



The surname Nevin was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir ņir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Nevin Spelling Variations


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Nevin Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Nevin has been spelled Niven, Nevin, Nevins, Nivens, Navin, Newin, Nevane, Niffen, Nifen, Niving, Neving, Newing, Neiven, Nivine, Nevison, Niveson and many more.

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Nevin Early History


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Nevin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nevin research. Another 503 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1230, 1400, 1296, 1386, 1538, 1590, 1635, 1715, 1700, 1639, 1684 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Nevin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nevin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Kate McNiven (died 1715), also called Kate Nevin was a young nurse who served the House of Inchbrakie in the Parish of Monzie, near Crieff in Scotland in the early 1700s, she was one of the...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nevin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevin In Ireland


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Nevin In Ireland



Some of the Nevin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Nevin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Nevin, who settled in New Jersey in 1685

Nevin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Nevin, who arrived in New York in 1740

Nevin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Nevin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Hugh Nevin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • James Nevin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • John Nevin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Archibald Nevin, aged 25, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nevin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Nevin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • William Nevin, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Patrick Nevin arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Catherine Nevin arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Hugh Nevin arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

Nevin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Nevin, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • William Nevin, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham"
  • James Nevin, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

Nevin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. Nevin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Henry Nevin arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Sarah Nevin arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Mary Nevin arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Eliza Nevin arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevin (post 1700)



  • Edward B. Nevin (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1897-98; Member of Massachusetts State Senate First Norfolk District, 1905-06
  • Charles T. Nevin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Charles P. Nevin, American Democrat politician, Montana Democratic State Chair, 1930
  • A. Parker Nevin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1925
  • John Nevin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • R. R. Nevin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924
  • Robert E. Nevin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1898
  • Robert Murphy Nevin (1850-1912), American Republican politician, Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney, 1887-90; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1892; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1901-07
  • W. A. Nevin, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 45th District, 1917-18; Member of South Dakota State Senate, 1933-36, 1941-44
  • Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin (1862-1901), American pianist and composer, commemorated on a 1940 ten cent U.S. postage stamp, one of the "Famous Americans" series
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Nevin Historic Events


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Nevin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Johanna† Nevin (1855-1917), Canadian resident from Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Howard William† Nevin (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Ernest Nevin, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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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: Vivis sperandum
Motto Translation: Where there is life there is hope


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  11. ...

The Nevin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nevin 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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