Avon Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a settlement on one of the rivers or small streams called Avon or Aven. These river names derive from the Celtic word for ‘river’, as reflected in Welsh afon and Gaelic abhainn. The modern surname is concentrated in Somerset and Wiltshire, England, suggesting it is associated chiefly with the Avon river that rises on the Gloucester-Wiltshire border and flows through Wiltshire and Somerset into the Severn.

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

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Avon Family Origin

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Avon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Cotton Merchant

    8%

In 1880, the most common Avon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Avon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Avon. A less common occupation for the Avon family was Cotton Merchant.

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Avon Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Avon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Avon in 1963 was 71, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avon

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