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Calver Family History

Calver Name Meaning

habitational name from Calver in Derbyshire, named in Old English with calf ‘calf’ + ofer ‘slope’, ‘ridge’. variant of Calvert.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Calder, Calvert, Culver, Carver, Galler, Colmer, Calvey, Colver

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Where is the Calver family from?

You can see how Calver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calver families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 60 Calver families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Calver's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Calver families in 1911.
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What did your Calver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Calver. 37% of Calver men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Engineer
    8%
  • Fisherman
    8%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Calver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calver 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Calver. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Calver. For the veterans among your Calver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calver lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Calver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Calver in 1959 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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