Daves Family History

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Daves Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of Davis or Davies. Americanized spelling of German Tewes or Däves, from reduced forms of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Dawes, Maves, Draves, Taves, Dagel, Gares, Dade, Davee, Dovey, Davies

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Daves Family Origin

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Daves Family Occupations

What did your Daves ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Daves. 22% of Daves men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Daves women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daves were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Chauffeur
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Daves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Daves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daves 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Daves. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Daves. For the veterans among your Daves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Daves Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Daves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Daves in 1958 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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