Avon Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Aven, Amos, Axon, Jason, Auton, Agron, Moon, Acton, Savin, Amon

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Avon Family Origin

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Avon Family Occupations

What did your Avon ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cotton Merchant


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Avon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Avon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avon 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 954 immigration records available for the last name Avon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Avon. For the veterans among your Avon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avon Life Expectancy

What is the average Avon lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Avon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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