Dever Family History

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Dever Name Meaning

Irish (County Mayo) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhidhir (see Dwyer).

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


Similar surnames: Diver, Dyer, Devers, Deaver, Deter, Devey, Deer, Sever, Devery, Devon

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Dever Family Origin

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Dever Family Occupations

What did your Dever ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dever family was Blacksmith. The most common Dever occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Dever's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dever.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Dever Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dever census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dever

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dever. 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 Dever. For the veterans among your Dever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dever Life Expectancy

What is the average Dever lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dever in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dever

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dever 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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