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

What did your Deville ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Deville family was Carman. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deville. The most common Deville occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Deville's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carman


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Deville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Deville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deville 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deville. 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 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

What is the average Deville lifespan?

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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