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Devere Name Meaning

French and English: habitational name, with the French preposition de, from any of the numerous places named with the Gaulish element ver(n) ‘alder’, for example in Calvados and Manche.

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


Similar surnames: Devore, Revere, Deger, Deneve, Lever, Devera, Demers, Severe, Dover

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Where is the Devere family from?

You can see how Devere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devere family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Devere families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Devere family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Devere's in USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Devere families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Devere surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Devere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Devere. 33% of Devere men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Devere women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devere were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    33%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Devere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devere census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 829 immigration records available for the last name Devere. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Devere. For the veterans among your Devere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devere lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Devere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Devere in 1953 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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