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Cheever Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French chivere, chevre ‘goat’ (Latin capra ‘nanny goat’), applied as a nickname for an unpredictable or temperamental person, or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.

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


Similar surnames: Cheevers, Haver, Cleaver, Chester, Wheeler, Shreve, Reeve, Scheerer

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Cheever Family Origin

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Cheever Family Occupations

What did your Cheever ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheever. The most common Cheever occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Cheever's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cheever family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Cheever Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cheever Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheever lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cheever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cheever in 1942 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheever

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheever 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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