Devonshire Family History

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Devonshire Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Berkshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Shire, Hampshire, Darbyshire, Dansie

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Devonshire Family Origin

Where is the Devonshire family from?

Devonshire Family Occupations

What did your Devonshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Devonshire occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Devonshire's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devonshire. A less common occupation for the Devonshire family was Brickmaker.

View Census data for Devonshire | Data not to scale

  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Brickmaker

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Devonshire ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Devonshire Historical Records

What Devonshire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Devonshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devonshire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Devonshire

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Devonshire. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Devonshire. For the veterans among your Devonshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devonshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Devonshire lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Devonshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Devonshire in 1962 was 78, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devonshire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devonshire 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.

Famous Devonshire Family

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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