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Devine Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of either of two Gaelic names Ó Duibhín ‘descendant of Duibhín’ a byname meaning ‘little black one’ or Ó Daimhín ‘descendant of Daimhín’ a byname meaning ‘little stag little ox’. These are attenuated versions of Ó Dubháin and Ó Damháin and are the phonetic origin of Anglicized forms with an internal v (as opposed to w as in Dewan or monosyllabic forms with an o or u) (see Doane ). Compare Devin English Irish and French: variant of Devin Probably also an altered form of French Devin

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Devin, Devane, Divine, Devlin, Devaney, Devon, Levins, Davino, Dein

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Where is the Devine family from?

You can see how Devine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Devine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 668 Devine families living in Lancashire. This was about 39% of all the recorded Devine's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Devine families in 1891.
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What did your Devine ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Devine. 23% of Devine men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Devine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devine were Incapacitated and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    23%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Dock Labourer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Devine. For the veterans among your Devine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devine lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Devine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Devine in 1940 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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