Ethnicity Norman French
Current region Normandy
Connected families Devereaux
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 or Devereux. It may refer to:

  • George Devereux (1908-1985), Hungarian ethnologist and psychoanalyst
  • Helena Devereux (1885-1975), American educator and founder of the Devereux Foundation
  • James Devereux (1903-1988), U.S. Marine Corps General and politician
  • John Devereux (disambiguation)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • The Devereux Foundation, U.S. non-profit organization founded by Helena Devereux that operates facilities providing services for persons with developmental, educational and emotional disabilities, including:

See also:

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

See also

  • Deveaux (disambiguation)
  • Devereaux (disambiguation)

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  • Devereux — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Georges Devereux (1908–1985), US amerikanischer Ethno Psychoanalytiker James Devereux (1903–1988), US amerikanischer Brigadegeneral Robert Devereux, 2. Earl of Essex (1566–1601), britischer Politiker und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DEVEREUX (G.) — Georges DEVEREUX 1908 1985 Né à Lugós, petite ville de Transylvanie alors hongroise, d’un père avocat socialiste, homme tranquille et doux, et d’une mère germanophile, Georges Devereux était âgé de dix ans lorsque, sa région devenant partie… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Devereux — m English (esp. U.S.): transferred use of a surname, which was originally a Norman baronial name derived (with fused preposition de) from Evreux in the département of Eure. It was the family name of the 16th century earls of Essex; Robert… …   First names dictionary

  • Devereux —   [dəvə rø], Georges, ungarischer Arzt, Psychoanalytiker und Ethnologe, * Lugos (heute Nyírlugos, Bezirk Szabolcs Szatmár) 13. 9. 1908, ✝ Paris 30. 5. 1985; Studium in Paris, ethnologische Forschungen bei den Hopi Indianern (USA), seit 1963… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Devereux — [dev′ə ro͞o΄, dev′əro͞oks΄] Robert see ESSEX1 2d Earl of …   English World dictionary

  • Devereux — /dev euh rooh /, n. Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1566 1601, British statesman, soldier, and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. * * * (as used in expressions) Essex Robert Devereux 2nd earl of Essex Robert Devereux 3rd earl of Essex Walter Devereux 1st… …   Universalium

  • Devereux — (as used in expressions) Essex, Robert Devereux, 2 conde de Essex, Robert Devereux, 3 conde de Essex, Walter Devereux, 1 conde de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dévereux — Famille Dévereux Dévereux, famille noble de l Angleterre paraît tirer son nom de la ville d Évreux en Normandie. Elle a fourni plusieurs comtes d Essex, et plusieurs vicomtes d Hereford. Source Cet article comprend des extraits du Dictionnaire… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Devereux — This interesting surname is of Norman origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066, and is a locational name from Evreux in Eure, Normandy. The place is so called from having apparently been the capital of the Eburovices , a Gaulish …   Surnames reference

  • Devereux — biographical name Robert 1566 1601 2d Earl of Essex English soldier & courtier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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