Devon Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Devon. In origin, this is from an ancient British tribal name, Latin Dumnonii, perhaps meaning ‘worshipers of the god Dumnonos’. Irish (County Louth): variant of Devine.

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


Similar surnames: Devin, Degon, Devan, Dedon, Deon, Devoe, Lemon, Heron, Devoy, Devos

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Devon Family Origin

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Devon Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Gardener

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Devon family was Gardener. The most common Devon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Devon's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devon.

Source: Census data for Devon | Data not to scale

Devon Historical Records

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Devon Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Devon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Devon in 1962 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devon

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