Deville Family History

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Deville Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Déville in Seine-Maritime, France, probably named with Latin dei villa ‘settlement of (i.e. under the protection of) God’. This name was interpreted early on as a prepositional phrase de ville or de val and applied to dwellers in a town or valley (see Ville and Vale). English: nickname from Middle English devyle, Old English deofol ‘devil’ (Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos ‘slanderer’, ‘enemy’), referring to a mischievous youth or perhaps to someone who had acted the role of the Devil in a pageant or mystery play. French: variant of Ville, with the preposition de.

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

Similar surnames: Neville, Keville, Demille, Reville, Saville, Melville, Neuville

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Deville Family Origin

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Deville Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Deville. 22% of Deville men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Deville women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deville were Bricklayer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gen Labr (heavy)
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • House Wife
  • Household Duties

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

Deville Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Deville. For the veterans among your Deville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deville Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Deville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Deville in 1941 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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