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Deville Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Déville in Seine-Maritime, France, probably named with Latin dei villa ‘settlement of (i.e. under the protection of) God’. This name was interpreted early on as a prepositional phrase de ville or de val and applied to dwellers in a town or valley (see Ville and Vale). English: nickname from Middle English devyle, Old English deofol ‘devil’ (Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos ‘slanderer’, ‘enemy’), referring to a mischievous youth or perhaps to someone who had acted the role of the Devil in a pageant or mystery play. French: variant of Ville, with the preposition de.

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


Similar surnames: Neville, Keville, Demille, Reville, Saville, Melville, Neuville

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Where is the Deville family from?

You can see how Deville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deville families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Deville family living in British Columbia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Deville's in Canada. British Columbia and 4 other provinces had the highest population of Deville families in 1911.
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What did your Deville ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deville. 38% of Deville men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Deville women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deville were Farm Laborer and 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Deville lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Deville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Deville in 1941 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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