Caveness Family History

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Caveness Name Meaning

Americanized form of the French Huguenot name Cabaniss.

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


Similar surnames: Cavness, Cavaness, Caviness, Ravenell, Harness, Cabaniss, Garness

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Caveness Family Origin

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Caveness Family Occupations

What did your Caveness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Caveness family was At Home. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caveness. The most common Caveness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Caveness's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    69%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Farming

    6%
  • At Home

    3%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caveness ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caveness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Caveness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caveness 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Caveness. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Caveness. For the veterans among your Caveness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caveness Life Expectancy

What is the average Caveness lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Caveness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Caveness in 1961 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caveness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caveness 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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