Devlin Whitehorn founded the Nimbus Racing Broom Company in 1967, revolutionising Quidditch with the speed and precision of his racing brooms (FW, QA9).
Species / Race Wizard
Affiliations Nimbus Racing Broom Company
Profession Broomstick Manufacturer
First Introduced JKR (Wizard of the Month)
Devlin is derived from the Irish surname Ó Doibhilin, meaning "descendant of Doibhilin", a given name possibly derived from dobhail ("unlucky") (Behind the Name).
Whitehorn derives from the Olde English place name hwit "white" with aern "a house". It can also come from an occupational name for a worker in horn - Olde English hwit "fair or splendid" and "horn", the material (Internet Surname Database).
Lexicon list of Broom Manufacturers
From the Web
Pottermore feature: Broomsticks
Harry Potter Wiki: Devlin Whitehorn
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