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Avon Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Avon (Wiltshire) or Little or Middle Avon (Gloucestershire) both named from the river on which they stand or possibly a habitational name from a settlement on one of the rivers or small streams called Avon or Aven. These river names derive from the Celtic word for ‘river’ as reflected in Welsh afon and Gaelic abhainn. The modern surname is concentrated in Somerset and Wiltshire England suggesting it is associated chiefly with the Avon river that rises on the Gloucester-Wiltshire border and flows through Wiltshire and Somerset into the Severn. English: from the Middle English female personal name Avine which is probably a pet form of Avis . French: habitational name from Avon the name of two places in Aube and Seine-et-Marne. French: from the Latin personal name Abundus from the adjective abundus ‘abundant’ favored by early Christians because it was expressing a desire to excel in the love of God.

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

Similar surnames: Aven, Amos, Axon, Jason, Auton, Agron, Moon, Acton, Savin, Amon

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You can see how Avon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Avon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Avon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 32 Avon families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Avon's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Avon families in 1891.
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What did your Avon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Avon. 100% of Avon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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What is the average Avon lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Avon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Avon in 1963 was 71, and 70 in 2004.

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