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Clavel Name Meaning

Spanish: from Spanish clavel or Catalan clavell ‘clove’, earlier also ‘nail’, a derivative of Latin clavellus ‘nail’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a spice trader or a nail maker. French: metonymic occupational name for a nail maker from a derivative of Latin clavellus, but in some cases possibly from the same word in the sense ‘smallpox’, ‘rash’.

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


Similar surnames: Claver, Cave, Savel, Havel, Carel, Chapel, Clare, Tavel, Cleaver

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Clavel Family Origin

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Clavel Family Occupations

What did your Clavel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Agent and Bartender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clavel. A less common occupation for the Clavel family was Brigueteur. The most common Clavel occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 20% of Clavel's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    20%
  • Agent

    10%
  • Bartender

    10%
  • Brigueteur

    10%

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

Clavel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Clavel Life Expectancy

What is the average Clavel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Clavel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Clavel in 1958 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clavel 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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