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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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Davern Family Origin

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Davern Family Occupations

What did your Davern ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Davern occupation in Canada was Baker. 40% of Davern's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Davern family was Hotel Clerk. Baker, Farm Laborer and Filer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davern.

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  • Baker

    40%
  • Farm Laborer

    20%
  • Filer

    20%
  • Hotel Clerk

    20%

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Davern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Davern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Davern Life Expectancy

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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