Devon Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Devon. In origin, this is from an ancient British tribal name, Latin Dumnonii, perhaps meaning ‘worshipers of the god Dumnonos’. Irish (County Louth): variant of Devine.

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

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Devon Family Origin

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Devon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, the most common Devon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Devon's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devon. A less common occupation for the Devon family was Butcher.

Source: Census data for Devon | Data not to scale

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Devon Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Devon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Devon in 1962 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devon

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