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Ethnicity  Norman French
Connected families  Devereaux
Current region  Normandy
Name origin and meaning  d'Évreux (French for 'of Évreux', France)

Devereux is a surname found throughout the French-speaking world and in many other countries. It is of Norman origin, meaning d'Évreux or "from Évreux", a town in Normandy, France. The name is also found in Wexford, where the Normans first landed in Ireland from Pembrokeshire in Wales.

The similar name Devereaux is an alternate spelling of the surname resulting from the various ways of pronouncing it - the placename is pronounced "Ev-rer" (without pronouncing the final "r") and the surname may be pronounced Dever-o, Dever-oo, Dever-ooks, Dev-erah, Dev-rah, Dev-ruh, Dev-rix (Wexford), or Devereux. It may refer to:

  • Blanche Devereaux a fictional character in the sitcom The Golden Girls, portrayed by Rue McClanahan
  • George Devereux (1908-1985), Austro-Hungarian ethnologist and psychoanalyst (born in Lugoj, nowadays part of Romania)
  • Helena Devereux (1885-1975), American educator and founder of the Devereux Foundation
  • James Devereux (1903-1988), U.S. Marine Corps General and politician
  • Jim Devereux (1885–1936), Australian rugby league footballer
  • John Devereux (disambiguation)
  • Louis Devereux (1931–2016), English cricketer
  • Nicholas Devereux (1791-1855), Irish-American banker, trustee, and western New York landowner
  • General Ricardo Wall y Devereux, Spanish General and Prime Minister of the 18th-century
  • Richard Devereux (born 1938), English cricketer
  • Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1566-1601), military hero and royal favourite, executed for treason
  • Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex (1591-1646), son of Robert Devereux, courtier and soldier
  • Robin Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford (1975-), an English peer and premier viscount
  • Sean Devereux (1964-1993), English-born educator known for his support of food aid in Liberia and opposition to child soldier conscription, and activist in Somalia. Murdered by Somali warlords in 1993.
  • Colonel Wallace C. Devereux (1893-1952) CBE, F.R.Ae.S., metallurgist and founder of High Duty Alloys Ltd.
  • Walter Devereux (disambiguation) is a name shared by several members of the same family including the 1st Viscount Hereford (c1490-1558) and the 1st Earl of Essex (1541-1576)
  • William Devereux, Baron Devereux of Lyonshall (c.1244-1314), a Marcher Lord in the time of Edward I and Edward II of England
  • Organizations
  • The Devereux Foundation, U.S. non-profit organization founded by Helena Devereux
  • Devereux Glenholme School, Connecticut
  • Places
  • Devereux (Herefordshire), lost village in the United Kingdom
  • St Devereux (Herefordshire), church and parish 6 miles south of Hereford, originally dedicated to the Welsh Saint Dyfrig, Bishop of Ergyng
  • See also:

  • Roberto Devereux, tragic opera by Gaetano Donizetti, loosely based on Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
  • References

    Devereux Wikipedia

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