Devlin Family History

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Devlin Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dobhailéin ‘descendant of Dobhailéan’, a personal name of uncertain origin, probably from a diminutive of dobhail ‘unlucky’, ‘unfortunate’.

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

Similar surnames: Tevlin, Nevin, Berlin, Kevin, Havlin, Devan, Fellin, Delin, Melin

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Devlin Family Origin

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Devlin Family Occupations

What did your Devlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Devlin. 7% of Devlin men worked as a General Labourer and 46% of Devlin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devlin were Dock Labourer Heavy Worker and Unpaid House Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid House Duties

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

Devlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Devlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devlin 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Devlin. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Devlin. For the veterans among your Devlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Devlin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Devlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Devlin in 1943 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devlin 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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