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Avon Family History

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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Where is the Avon family from?

You can see how Avon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Avon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 16 Avon families living in Louisiana. This was about 22% of all the recorded Avon's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Avon families in 1880.
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What did your Avon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Avon. 28% of Avon men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Tile Setter
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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