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Deo Family History

Deo Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu name found in several communities, from Sanskrit deva ‘god’, ‘lord’. This was a title used by ruling families in northern India. There is a Jat tribe called Deo. In the northeast this name is found among Kayasths, pronounced deb. In Maharashtra Konkanasth Brahmans have a clan called Dev. Italian: from a short form of the personal names Amadeo, Laudadeo, or Sperindeo, of which only the first now remains in use as a given name.

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


Similar surnames: Rao, Dey, Leo, Deol, Meo, Feo, Reo, Dec, Das, Zeno

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Where is the Deo family from?

You can see how Deo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Deo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Deo families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Deo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Deo families in 1911.
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What did your Deo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deo. 37% of Deo men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Deo women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deo were Salesman and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Student Nurse
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 874 immigration records available for the last name Deo. 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 Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Deo. For the veterans among your Deo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deo lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Deo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Deo in 1961 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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