The Irish surname Devine is an anglicized form of either of two Gaelic names, Ó Duibhín meaning “descendant of Duibhín,” a name meaning “little black haired one,” or Ó Daimhín meaning “descendant of Daimhín” a name meaning “fawn, or little stag.” The sept originated in county Fermanagh in the northern province of Ulster. The name is found in all parts of Ireland today particularly in counties Louth, Meath, Tyrone and Mayo. The name is first recorded in the NewWorld in the 17th Century where immigration records chart the arrival in Virginia of one Mary Devine in 1653. Today there are approximately 23,000 bearers of the name Devine in the United States.
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