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Devaney Family History

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

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37,148 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,429 Military Records
5,728 Immigration Records
22,094 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Devaney Families

  • Number of Devaney families
     54 - 105
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Devaney families
     104 - 206
     35 - 103
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Devaney families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Devaney Family Origin

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Devaney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Devaney

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Devaney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Devaney Civil War Service Records

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