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Davern Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dábhoireann ‘descendant of Dábhoireann’. The original form of this name was Dubhdábhoireann ‘black one of the two burrens’ (from dubh ‘black’ + dá ‘two’ + boireann), apparently denoting The Burren, a rocky area in the north of County Clare. The family was famed for its learning, and ran a literary and legal school in County Clare. In some instances, it may be an altered spelling of the French habitational name Daverne, originally denoting someone from either of two places called Avernes, in Orne and Val d’Oise.

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


Similar surnames: Damery, Ahern, Diver, Danvers, Severn, Davin, Laver, Aven, Avery

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Davern Family Origin

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Davern Family Occupations

What did your Davern ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Drawghtsman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Davern. 13% of Davern men worked as an Aircraft Drawghtsman and 25% of Davern women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Davern were Fireman Carpenter and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Drawghtsman
    13%
  • Carenter joiner
    13%
  • Charge Hand Carpenter
    13%
  • Fireman Carpenter
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • Bathing Attendant guide
    13%
  • Circular Folders (filing)
    13%
  • Private Means
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Davern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Davern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Davern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 955 military records available for the last name Davern. For the veterans among your Davern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Davern Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Davern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Davern in 1962 was 84, and 79 in 2004.

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