The Irish surname Divine 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 New World in the 17th Century where immigration records chart the arrival in New York of one William Divine in 1811. Today there are approximately 2,800 bearers of the name Divine in the United States.
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