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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Devens

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Alt. Meaning

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

S is for select, as few are chosen.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Devens

Charles Devens Jr. was an office holder. His military service ended in 1866. Charles was born on April 4th, 1820 in Charlestown, Boston. He died on January 7th, 1891.


Sarah was born on November 17th, 1973. She died on July 10th, 1995.


Charlie was born on January 1st, 1910. He breathed his last breath on August 13th, 2003.


Mary was born on May 17th, 1857. She died on March 13th, 1920.


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Popularity of Devens as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devens U.S.
  White 93.57% 64.26%
  African American 1.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devens

People with the last name Devens are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Devens

  • How Popular is the name Devens? As a last name Devens was the 35,294th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Devens first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Devens is Sunday, September 1st, 1918.
  • How unique is the name Devens? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Devens. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Devens: Your name in reverse order is Sneved. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nedvse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devens? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 638 people with the last name Devens.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devens? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Devens as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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