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Davern Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dábhoireann ‘descendant of Dábhoireann’. The original form of this name was Dubhdábhoireann ‘black one of the two burrens’ (from dubh ‘black’ + dá ‘two’ + boireann), apparently denoting The Burren, a rocky area in the north of County Clare. The family was famed for its learning, and ran a literary and legal school in County Clare. In some instances, it may be an altered spelling of the French habitational name Daverne, originally denoting someone from either of two places called Avernes, in Orne and Val d’Oise.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Damery, Ahern, Diver, Danvers, Severn, Davin, Laver, Aven, Avery

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You can see how Davern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Davern families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Davern families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Davern's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Davern families in 1911.
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What did your Davern ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Painter was the top reported job for people in the CA named Davern. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Painter
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Davern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 955 military records available for the last name Davern. For the veterans among your Davern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Davern lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Davern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Davern in 1962 was 84, and 79 in 2004.

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