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Devon Family History

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

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15,901 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,696 Military Records
1,501 Immigration Records
12,756 Census and Voter Lists
108,579 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Devon Families

  • Number of Devon families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Devon families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Devon families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Devon census records

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Devon Family Origin

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Devon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Devon

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Devon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Devon census records

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Devon Civil War Service Records

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