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Devore Family History

Devore Name Meaning

French: unexplained. This surname is very rare in France; in North America it may thus (also) be an altered form of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.

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

Similar surnames: Devere, Revere, Demory, Debord, Dore, Devos, Delorey, Devol, Deboe

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Where is the Devore family from?

You can see how Devore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devore family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Devore families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Devore families living in Alberta. This was about 38% of all the recorded Devore's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Devore families in 1911.
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What did your Devore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Devore. 22% of Devore men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Devore women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devore were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Devore. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Devore. For the veterans among your Devore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devore lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Devore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Devore in 1944 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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