Culver Family History

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Culver Name Meaning

English: from Old English culfre ‘dove’ (Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

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

Similar surnames: Pulver, Cutler, Cover, Fuller, Carver, Calver, Cutter, Colmer, Puller

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Culver Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Culver Family Origin

Where is the Culver family from?

Culver Family Occupations

What did your Culver ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Culver. The most common Culver occupation in Canada was Farmer. 48% of Culver's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Culver family was Farmer Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Scholar

  • Farmer Son


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Culver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Culver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Culver 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Culver. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Culver. For the veterans among your Culver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Culver Life Expectancy

What is the average Culver lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Culver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Culver in 1945 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Culver 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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