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Devaney Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheannaigh ‘descendant of Duibheannach’, a personal name of uncertain origin; the first element is dubh ‘black’, the second may be eanach ‘marshy place’. The surname has become confused with Devane. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheamhna, from a personal name based on dubh ‘black’ + the genitive of Eamhain, the Gaelic name of Navan fort, County Armagh, the legendary capital of Ulster.

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


Similar surnames: Delaney, Heaney, Deane, Downey, Devane, Devan, Devine, Denny

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Devaney Family Origin

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Devaney Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    16%
  • Charwoman

    4%
  • Dock Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Devaney family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Devaney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 16% of Devaney's were Labourers. Labourer, Charwoman and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devaney.

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Devaney Life Expectancy

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