Cavan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caomháin, ‘son of Caomhán (Kevin)’, a diminutive of the personal name Caomh (see O’Keefe). Irish: in some cases perhaps an alternative Anglicization of Caomhánach (see Kavanagh). Filipino or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Coan, Savin, Caban, Cryan, Cahan, Cavin, Kavan, Cannan, Naman, Caton

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Cavan Family Origin

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Cavan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, the most common Cavan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 55% of Cavan's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cavan. A less common occupation for the Cavan family was Labourer.

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Cavan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Cavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cavan in 1963 was 80, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavan

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