Cavaness Family History

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Cavaness Name Meaning

Americanized form of the French Huguenot name Cabaniss.

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


Similar surnames: Caveness, Cavness, Caviness, Cabaniss, Catanese, Garness, Harness

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Cavaness Family Origin

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Cavaness Family Occupations

What did your Cavaness ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cavaness. 36% of Cavaness men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cavaness women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cavaness were Barber and Winder

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Barber
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Winder
    23%

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

Cavaness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cavaness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavaness census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 84 immigration records available for the last name Cavaness. 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 Card

There are 639 military records available for the last name Cavaness. For the veterans among your Cavaness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cavaness Life Expectancy

What is the average Cavaness lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cavaness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Cavaness in 1946 was 62, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavaness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavaness ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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