Chavers Family History

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Chavers Name Meaning

Variant of Irish and English Chivers.

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

Similar surnames: Chaves, Chavous, Chavis, Chivers, Shivers, Cravens, Deavers, Caves

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Chavers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chavers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chavers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Chavers Family Origin

Where is the Chavers family from?

Chavers Family Occupations

What did your Chavers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chavers. The most common Chavers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Chavers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chavers family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Chavers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Chavers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chavers 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Chavers. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chavers. For the veterans among your Chavers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chavers Life Expectancy

What is the average Chavers lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Chavers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Chavers in 1952 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chavers 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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