Devens Family History

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Devens Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Devine. See also Devins.

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

Similar surnames: Devins, Divens, Devers, Devin, Nevels, Devon, Diven, Deavers, Deveney

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Devens Family Origin

Where is the Devens family from?

Devens Family Occupations

What did your Devens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Devens family was Farm Laborer. The most common Devens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Devens's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devens.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Devens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Devens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Devens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devens 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 641 immigration records available for the last name Devens. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Devens. For the veterans among your Devens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devens Life Expectancy

What is the average Devens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Devens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Devens in 1963 was 82, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devens 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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