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Ivers Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó hÍomhair ‘descendant of Íomhar’ a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Ívarr (see Iverson ) with excrescent English -s. It is occasionally Anglicized as Howard . Also a shortened form of Mac Íomhair ‘son of Íomhar’ with excrescent English -s. See McIver . English: variant of Iver with post-medieval excrescent -s a habitational name from Iver (Buckinghamshire) named from Old English ȳfre ‘edge or brow of a hill tip of a promontory’ or from a minor place called with the same word. North German: patronymic from the personal name Ivar (see Iversen ).

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


Similar surnames: Ivens, Evers, Iversen, Livers, Ives, Ovens, Rivers, Juers, Boers

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Where is the Ivers family from?

You can see how Ivers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ivers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ivers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Ivers families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ivers's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ivers families in 1911.
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What did your Ivers ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Works Farm and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ivers. 24% of Ivers men worked as a Works Farm and 50% of Ivers women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ivers were Clerk and Works Farm. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Works Farm
    24%
  • Own Farm
    16%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Works Farm
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ivers. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ivers. For the veterans among your Ivers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ivers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ivers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ivers in 1944 was 21, and 85 in 2004.

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