Devine Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Devine. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Devine Family Origin

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Devine Family Occupations

What did your Devine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Devine occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Devine's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devine. A less common occupation for the Devine family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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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 USA, 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

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devine ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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