Deacon Family History

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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

What did your Deacon ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Deacon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Deacon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 129,000 census records available for the last name Deacon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deacon 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Deacon. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Deacon. For the veterans among your Deacon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deacon Life Expectancy

What is the average Deacon lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Deacon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Deacon in 1951 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deacon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deacon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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