Kava Family History

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Kava Name Meaning

Czech: nickname from kavka ‘jackdaw’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Polish kawa ‘coffee’, probably an ornamental name but possibly a metonymic occupational name for a coffee merchant.

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


Similar surnames: Kaba, Kara, Karas, Fava, Koza, Sava, Kan, Cava, Kasa, Kawa

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Kava Family Origin

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Kava Family Occupations

What did your Kava ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kava. 11% of Kava men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kava women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kava were Coowner and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Coowner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    16%
  • Cone Inspector
    8%
  • House Maid
    8%
  • House Work
    8%

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

Kava Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 823 census records available for the last name Kava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kava 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Kava. 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 325 military records available for the last name Kava. For the veterans among your Kava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kava Life Expectancy

What is the average Kava lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kava in 1964 was 68, and 93 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kava 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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