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Haven Family History

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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Where is the Haven family from?

You can see how Haven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haven families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Haven families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Haven's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haven families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haven. 18% of Haven men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Haven women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haven were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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What Haven family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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