|Etymology||d'Évreux (French for 'of Évreux', France)|
Devereux is a surname of Norman origin frequent in England and the English-speaking world. The name is notably found in Wexford, where the Normans first landed in Ireland from Pembrokeshire in Wales. It is claimed as a variant of Devreux (which unlike Devereux is still encountered in Normandy) meaning "d'Évreux" or "from Évreux", a town in Normandy, France. It is more likely however that it is equivalent to the name Dyfrig (or Dubricius) a saint originating from south Herefordshire (Archenfield) where the parish of St. Devereux is also found.
The similar names Devereaux and Deveraux are alternate spellings of the surname resulting from the various ways of pronouncing it - the placename is pronounced "Ev-ruh" (French pronunciation: [evʁø]) and the surname may be pronounced Dever-o, Dever-oo, Dever-ooks, Dev-erah, Dev-rah, Dev-ruh, Dev-rix (Wexford), or Devereux.
- Count of Évreux, title of nobility at the origin of the name
- Dora Devereux (born 1884), dressmaker
- Elizabeth Devereux-Rochester (born 1917), British female spy
- 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)
- Lillie Devereux Blake, American feminist
- Marie Devereux, British actress
- 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.
- The Devereux Foundation, U.S. non-profit organization founded by Helena Devereux
- Devereux Glenholme School, Connecticut
- Devereux Proper Threads, a U.S. clothier.
- Devereux (Herefordshire), lost village in the United Kingdom
- Devereux, Georgia, a community in the United States
- Devereux Creek, Queensland, a small locality on the east coast of Australia
- St Devereux (Herefordshire), church and parish 6 miles south of Hereford, originally dedicated to the Welsh Saint Dyfrig, Bishop of Ergyng
- Roberto Devereux, tragic opera by Gaetano Donizetti, loosely based on Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
- Michael Victor Evreux, Entrepreneur, and US businessman with ties to construction and precious metal markets. Born June 1961 in the United States.
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