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Cavener Name Meaning

English (London): respelling of Irish Kavanagh. Compare Cavender.

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

Similar surnames: Cavender, Cavinder, Capener, Kaveney, Caveney, Cartner, Canner

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Where is the Cavener family from?

You can see how Cavener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cavener family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cavener families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Cavener families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Cavener's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Cavener families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cavener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cavener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cavener. 39% of Cavener men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Cavener women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cavener were Machinist Helper and Maid.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Machinist Helper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cavener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavener 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Cavener. 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 338 military records available for the last name Cavener. For the veterans among your Cavener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cavener lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Cavener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Cavener in 1957 was 108, and 53 in 2003.

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