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Devall Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Déville in Seine-Maritime. The full form was de Daiville but when the preposition was omitted Daiville was taken to be for de Aiville. English: alternatively the name may be from Middle English devel (Old English dēofol) ‘devil Satan’ possibly acquired as a pageant name or as a shortened form of a longer nickname; compare Deeble . Altered form of French Duval or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Duvall .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Duvall, Devaul, Deville, Duval, De Valle, Devault, Levell, Devol

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You can see how Devall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Devall families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Devall families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Devall's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Devall families in 1911.
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What did your Devall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Devall. 58% of Devall men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Carpenter
    43%
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Passenger Lists

There are 541 immigration records available for the last name Devall. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Devall. For the veterans among your Devall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devall lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Devall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Devall in 1948 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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