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Devine Name Meaning

Irish: reduced 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 ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’. These are attenuated versions of Ó Dubháin and Ó Damháin, and are the phonetic origin of Anglicizations with an internal v (as opposed to w, as in Dewan, or monosyllabic forms with an o or u) (see Doane). English and French: nickname, of literal or ironic application, from Middle English, Old French devin, divin ‘excellent’, ‘perfect’ (Latin divinus ‘divine’).

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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Devine Family Origin

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Devine Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Devine. 6% of Devine men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Devine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devine were Bricklayer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Devine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 170,000 census records available for the last name Devine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devine census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Devine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Devine Life Expectancy

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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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