Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
26,474 Global DEVINE Family Members
Sunday 5th February
2pm (New York), 7pm (Ire)
Stay informed about DEVINE Family events
29 DEVINE Members Joined
Our digital global family gatherings
Wales' First Minister Family Message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
DEVINE Family HistoryThis interesting and unusual surname is generally accepted as being of Old French origin, and as such was introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066. However it is not as simple as that at all. The name is also well recorded in Ireland, and has been since before the 15th century. Whether this is also as a result of a Norman-Welsh "importation" at the time of the invasion by Strongbow, earl of Pembroke in 1169, or whether it is an anglicisation of the Gaelic O'Daimhin, is far from clear. Possibly both may well be the answer. Certainly in England the name is one of that large group of early surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of a nickname...
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Invite more DEVINE family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the DEVINE tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest