Averill Family History

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Averill Name Meaning

Reaney and Wilson cite 13th- and 14th-century examples such as Richard Averil, which they associate with the name of the month (see April; the Old French word Avrill was taken into Middle English as Averil before being altered under Latin influence to April). As a North American surname, it may be a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English hafri ‘oats’ + hyll ‘hill’. The traditional English pronunciation of this place name was Have-rill. Compare Avery.

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


Similar surnames: Brill, Grill, Antill, Abril, Overly, Haverly, Overall, Avila, Avril

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Averill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Averill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Averill. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Averill Family Origin

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Averill Family Occupations

What did your Averill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Averill family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Averill. The most common Averill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Averill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Averill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Averill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Averill 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Averill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Averill. For the veterans among your Averill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Averill Life Expectancy

What is the average Averill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Averill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Averill in 1945 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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