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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Nevins as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Ayrshire. The surname Nevins was also regarded as derived from the Gaelic patronymic Mac Naoimhin, which is derived from the word naomh, meaning saint.

Nevins Early Origins



The surname Nevins was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), 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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Nevins Spelling Variations


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Nevins Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Nevins 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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Nevins Early History


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Nevins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nevins 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 Nevins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nevins 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 Nevins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevins In Ireland


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Nevins In Ireland



Some of the Nevins 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Nevins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Nevins, who landed in Virginia in 1788

Nevins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Prim Nevins, aged 25, landed in New York in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevins (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Arthur Seymor Nevins (1891-1979), American Deputy Chief of Staff Supreme Allied Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (1943-1945)
  • Natalie Nevins (1925-2010), American singer, known for her appearances on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1965 to 1969
  • Col. Henry Coffin Nevins (1843-1892), American industrialist
  • Claudette Nevins (b. 1937), born Claudette Weintraub, an American film, television and theater actress
  • Henry B. Nevins (1878-1950), American master yacht builder and author, founder of Henry B. Nevins, Incorporated in 1907
  • Al Nevins (1915-1965), born Albert Tepper, American musician, producer, arranger, guitarist and violinist
  • David C. Nevins Sr. (1809-1881), American New England industrialist, namesake of the Nevins Memorial Library
  • David C. Nevins Jr. (1839-1898), American wealthy merchant in the city of Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Harriet Francoeur Nevins (1841-1929), American philanthropist and animal rights activist
  • Sheila Nevins (b. 1939), American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films, she has won 22 individual Primetime Emmy awards, more than any other person
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Nevins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nevins 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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