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Deacon Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a deacon, or perhaps more probably for his servant. In Middle English two forms coalesced: deakne, from Old English, and diacne, from Old French. Both are ultimately from Late Latin diaconus, from Greek diakonos ‘servant’. Irish: when not of English origin; it was taken to Ireland in the 17th century, it may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deocáin ‘descendant of Deocán’, a personal name of uncertain derivation and meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Dean, Dragon, Bacon, Seaton, Devon, Heaton, Macon, Nealon, Fearon

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Deacon Family Origin

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Deacon Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Deacon family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deacon. The most common Deacon occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Deacon's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Deacon Historical Records

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Deacon Life Expectancy

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