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Nevins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Nevins family


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.

Early History of the Nevins family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nevins research.
Another 252 words (18 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Nevins family (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...
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Migration of the Nevins family to Ireland


Some of the Nevins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Nevins family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Nevins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Prim Nevins, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Arthur Nevins. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Nevins/Arthur_Seymor/USA.html
  • 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.)

The Nevins 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


  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Arthur Nevins. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Nevins/Arthur_Seymor/USA.html


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