Devonshire Surname Origin
(Anglo-Celtic) Belonging to Devonshire [Anglo-Saxon Defena -scir, the Shire of the Defenas or Devonians; a Celtic tribal name Latinized Damnonii and Dumnonii].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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