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Devereux Name Meaning

English and Irish: of Norman origin a habitational name for someone from Évreux in Eure France with the preposition d(e). See also Everest for the name without the preposition.

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


Similar surnames: Devereaux, Devere, Everest, Deveraux, Deverell, Revere, Debroux

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Where is the Devereux family from?

You can see how Devereux families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devereux family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Devereux families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 149 Devereux families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Devereux's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Devereux families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Devereux surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Devereux ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Devereux. 13% of Devereux men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Devereux women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devereux were Gardener and Cook. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Retired
    6%
  • Gardener
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Cook
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Devereux. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Devereux. For the veterans among your Devereux ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devereux lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Devereux life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Devereux in 1957 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

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