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Devol Name Meaning

Altered form of Norwegian Devold, a habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway named Devoll, from de (Old Norse digr ‘large’) + v{o,}llr ‘green field’. Possibly also an altered form of French Deval (see Devall 2) or Duval 1.

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


Similar surnames: Devos, Delos, Deal, Dedon, Devore, Demel, Evola, Deon, Delon, Devoy

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Where is the Devol family from?

You can see how Devol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devol family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Devol families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Devol families living in Lancashire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Devol's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Devol families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Devol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Devol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Devol. 22% of Devol men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Devol women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devol were Coal Miner and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Coal Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Devol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devol 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Devol. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Devol. For the veterans among your Devol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devol lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Devol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Devol in 1955 was 71, and 84 in 2004.

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