Devoy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhe ‘descendant of Dubhuidhe’, a personal name probably derived from dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + buidhe ‘sallow’.

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


Similar surnames: Deady, Denny, Devan, Mcvoy, Davy, Demory, Devon, Evoy, Devol, Dey

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Devoy Family Origin

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Devoy Family Occupations

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  • Joiner

    13%
  • Brush Maker

    6%
  • Carriage Maker

    6%
  • Engine Fireman

    6%

In 1881, Joiner, Brush Maker and Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devoy. The most common Devoy occupation in the UK was Joiner. 13% of Devoy's were Joiners. A less common occupation for the Devoy family was Engine Fireman.

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Devoy Historical Records

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Devoy Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Devoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Devoy in 1957 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devoy

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