Map 101 Log in  | Not a member? Register or
Brexit good for Ireland?

NEVIN members around the world

NEVIN points found: 14

NEVIN Family History

Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Navan, Naven, Nevin, and patronymics Nevins and Nevinson, this is usually a surname of Scottish origins, but is equally well recorded in Ireland. However spelt the surname has two origins, both Gaelic. Firstly it may be a form of the ancient Gaelic personal name "Naoimhin", a diminutive form of "naomh", and translating as 'Little saint'. Whether this was the literal meaning is another question, but clearly it in the early days a baptismal name of endearment. Secondly, it could originate from "Mac Cnaimhin", with "Mac", meaning "son of" and "Cnamh", a bone. As such it was apparently a nickname referrence to the first chief of the clan who was a "bony man"...

The NEVIN Family Message Board

Leave a message for NEVIN family members.

  • Find your NEVIN ancestor
  • Tell us about your NEVIN Family
  • Ask a question about the NEVIN history
  • Tell us about your NEVIN ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Irish 4 Day Getaway
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Step back in time. Step forward in your understanding of who you think you are. Get a taste of what is at the essence of Ireland. Find out more ยป

Invite more NEVIN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the NEVIN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest