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Averill Family History

Averill Name Meaning

English:: apparently from the name of the month (April) Middle English averil Old French avrill Latin aprīlis perhaps with reference to freshness of temperament or youth or possibly to the changeable weather of the month. perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk with loss of initial H-. The placename derives from either Old English hæfera ‘oats’ or hæfer ‘he-goat’ + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Avery .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brill, Grill, Antill, Abril, Overly, Haverly, Overall, Avila, Avril

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Where is the Averill family from?

You can see how Averill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Averill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Averill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 130 Averill families living in Staffordshire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Averill's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Averill families in 1891.
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What did your Averill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Averill. 20% of Averill men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 72% of Averill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Averill were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    20%
  • Fitters Labourer
    14%
  • Sheet Metal Worker
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Averill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Averill. For the veterans among your Averill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Averill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Averill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Averill in 1945 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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