Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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