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Deville Name Meaning

Altered form of French Duval . English (of Norman origin): variant of Deaville . French: habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ for someone from any of several places in various parts of France called (La) Ville named with ville ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Neville, Keville, Demille, Reville, Saville, Melville, Neuville

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Where is the Deville family from?

You can see how Deville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deville families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Deville families living in Louisiana. This was about 90% of all the recorded Deville's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Deville families in 1840.
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What did your Deville ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deville. 38% of Deville men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Deville women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deville were Farm Laborer and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deville. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Deville. For the veterans among your Deville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deville lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Deville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Deville in 1941 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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