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Type Surname (from given name & from occupation)
Other Forms FormsAvens, Avon, Avons, Avoine, Avenne

Meaning & History

Scandinavian: unexplained.
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 ‘pot’.
Americanized form of French Avenne or Avoine, literally ‘oats’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain grower or merchant.
Added 12/17/2016 by LMS
Edited 3/4/2017 by Mike C