Devine By Name, Divine By Nature!

A history of the Devine name and New Zealand Devine families

Dear all you Devine people, I built this site is to put forward the history of the Devine family. While traveling through Ireland managed to find a source of the information about the history of the Devine Sept in Ireland and a Devine Coat of Arms.

I am asking for help and to let you all know of the work I am doing to put together a history of the New Zealand Devine Families. So far I have put together a lot of information given to me by my relatives and information I have gathered over the Internet. However there are many gaps in the records, and more than a few questions without answers.

In June 2003 I gathered all of the New Zealand Devine names (over 150) from the Internet using the Telecom White pages and sent each of them a letter asking for information. I have also included a summary of my ancestry back to the original immigrant from Ireland. Hopefully I can find relatives out there who have more details. I am especially interested in finding any information on the original immigrant Hugh Devine.

Perhaps descendants of his may have more information or even a family bible. If you have any information you would like to share, or would like to help, or are interested in learning more please contact me.

I am also trying to help others searching for New Zealand Devine's so if you have any information you would like to share with others or need help please contact me and I will do my best to help.

Please pass this web address on to any relatives that may be able to help.

Yours sincerely,
Scott Devine

In the NZ History page you will find the history of my Devine family in New Zealand. I would like to thank all those that have contributed, in particular my aunt Elaine Adler and also my uncle Alan Devine.

In the Irish Influence page you will find the documentation on the Irish heritage of the Devine's. I would like to thank Mr J. Jordan (Namecraft - Heritage and Heraldry- of Dublin) who provided a copy of the original Family Crest, and many other valuable details.

I would also like to thank Miss Carolyn Devine of Peterborough, UK, for her contributions.

In the Family Tree pages you will find details on the various members of my clan, some of these pages are incomplete, so if you are a relative and know some of these details please let me know and I'll update them!
I have removed some of the details from these pages, and I have a descendants list and pedigree charts from the original migrant, if you want any info on these please contact me.

In the Photo Album pages you can find pictures of the last Devine family reunion in October 1997 in Nelson, New Zealand. Some real black and white classics, as well as some newer photos from relatives.

In the Links page you can find links to genealogical research sites, as well as some links to various web sites run by friends and family.

Thank you for visiting my site. If you wish, you can contact me for any comments, submit any information, or to report any errors.

Cheers and have a happy day.
Scotty, Devine by name, Divine by nature.