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Devaney Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheannaigh ‘descendant of Duibheannach’, a personal name of uncertain origin; the first element is dubh ‘black’, the second may be eanach ‘marshy place’. The surname has become confused with Devane. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheamhna, from a personal name based on dubh ‘black’ + the genitive of Eamhain, the Gaelic name of Navan fort, County Armagh, the legendary capital of Ulster.

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


Similar surnames: Delaney, Heaney, Deane, Downey, Devane, Devan, Devine, Denny

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Devaney Family Origin

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Devaney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Stone Cutter

    14%
  • Salesman

    7%
  • Black Smith

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Devaney family was Black Smith. The most common Devaney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Devaney's were Farmers. Farmer, Stone Cutter and Salesman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devaney.

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Devaney Life Expectancy

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