Family 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.