Haven Family History

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Haven Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English haven ‘harbor’, ‘haven’ (Old English hæfen). Irish (County Westmeath): variant of Heaven.

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

Similar surnames: Raven, Aven, Haver, Hagen, Savin, Havens, Hayer, Hanen, Havey, Haden

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Haven Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haven name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haven. 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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Haven Family Origin

Where is the Haven family from?

Haven Family Occupations

What did your Haven ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Haven occupation in Canada was CommerÇant. 25% of Haven's were CommerÇants. CommerÇant, Mechanic and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haven. A less common occupation for the Haven family was Section Foreman.

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  • CommerÇant

  • Mechanic

  • School

  • Section Foreman


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

Haven Historical Records

What Haven family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Haven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haven 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Haven. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Haven. For the veterans among your Haven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haven Life Expectancy

What is the average Haven lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Haven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Haven in 1947 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haven 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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