Devoy Family History

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Devoy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhe ‘descendant of Dubhuidhe’, a personal name probably derived from dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + buidhe ‘sallow’.

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


Similar surnames: Deady, Denny, Devan, Mcvoy, Davy, Demory, Devon, Evoy, Devol, Dey

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Devoy Family Origin

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Devoy Family Occupations

What did your Devoy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Devoy. 20% of Devoy men worked as a Salesman and 40% of Devoy women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devoy were Laborer and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Foreman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • School Teacher
    40%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Domestic
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Devoy Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Devoy. 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 Devoy. For the veterans among your Devoy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devoy Life Expectancy

What is the average Devoy lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Devoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Devoy in 1957 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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