Devon Family History

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Devon Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Devon. In origin, this is from an ancient British tribal name, Latin Dumnonii, perhaps meaning ‘worshipers of the god Dumnonos’. Irish (County Louth): variant of Devine.

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

Similar surnames: Devin, Degon, Devan, Dedon, Deon, Devoe, Lemon, Heron, Devoy, Devos

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Devon Family Origin

Where is the Devon family from?

Devon Family Occupations

What did your Devon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Devon family was Farmer. Mariner, School Teacher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devon. The most common Devon occupation in Canada was Mariner. 25% of Devon's were Mariners.

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  • Mariner

  • School Teacher

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Devon Historical Records

What Devon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Devon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devon 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 Devon. 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 Devon. For the veterans among your Devon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devon Life Expectancy

What is the average Devon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Devon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Devon in 1962 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devon 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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