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Ave Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a place in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania so named. Galician: nickname from ave ‘bird’ or Latin Ave Maria ‘Hail Mary’ (see 3 below). French (Avé): nickname for a precentor from Latin Ave Maria ‘Hail Mary’ the angelic salutation to the Virgin Mary used as a devotional recitation with the addition (in more recent times) of a prayer to the Virgin as Mother of God. French (Avé): variant of Havet from Old French havet ‘hook pick’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made picks or worked with a pick.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cave, Aven, Nave, Axe, Cape, Ake, Tavel, Eve, Ace, Savel

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Where is the Ave family from?

You can see how Ave families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ave family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ave families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Ave families living in British Columbia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Ave's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Ave families in 1911.
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What did your Ave ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ave. 35% of Ave men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Ave women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ave were Foreman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Merchant
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 214,000 census records available for the last name Ave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ave census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ave. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Ave. For the veterans among your Ave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ave lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Ave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ave in 1957 was 50, and 84 in 2003.

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