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Deville Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Déville in Seine-Maritime, France, probably named with Latin dei villa ‘settlement of (i.e. under the protection of) God’. This name was interpreted early on as a prepositional phrase de ville or de val and applied to dwellers in a town or valley (see Ville and Vale). English: nickname from Middle English devyle, Old English deofol ‘devil’ (Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos ‘slanderer’, ‘enemy’), referring to a mischievous youth or perhaps to someone who had acted the role of the Devil in a pageant or mystery play. French: variant of Ville, with the preposition de.

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


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

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Deville Family Origin

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Deville Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Hand

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Deville occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Deville's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Deville family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deville.

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Deville Life Expectancy

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