Devan Family History

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Devan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhín or Ó Daimhín (see Devine). Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit deva ‘god’ + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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

Similar surnames: Devane, Dean, Devon, Divan, Devin, Dewan, Evan, Devaney, Levin, Regan

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Devan Family Origin

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Devan Family Occupations

What did your Devan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Devan family was Farmers Son. Farmer, Farmer Son and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devan. The most common Devan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Devan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Cultivateur

  • Farmers Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Devan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Devan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Devan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Devan. 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 Devan. For the veterans among your Devan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devan Life Expectancy

What is the average Devan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Devan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Devan in 1942 was 78, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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