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SOURCE: Other, Given Name & Occupation
OTHER FORMS: Avens, Avon, Avons, Avoine, Avenne
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 12/17/2016
Meaning & History
English: variant spelling of Avon
German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Ave
. The surname is frequent in the areas of Oldenburg and Jeverland.
Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch haven
Americanized form of French Avenne
, literally ‘oats’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain grower or merchant.