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Deville Family History

Deville Name Meaning

Altered form of French Duval . English (of Norman origin): variant of Deaville . French: habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ for someone from any of several places in various parts of France called (La) Ville named with ville ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Neville, Keville, Demille, Reville, Saville, Melville, Neuville

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Where is the Deville family from?

You can see how Deville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deville families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 64 Deville families living in Staffordshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Deville's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Deville families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deville surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deville ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Deville. 22% of Deville men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Deville women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deville were Bricklayer and Household Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    22%
  • Gen Labr (heavy)
    18%
  • Dairy Farmer
    18%
  • Bricklayer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • House Wife
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Deville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deville census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deville. 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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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Deville. For the veterans among your Deville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deville lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Deville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Deville in 1941 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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