Nava Family History

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Nava Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of numerous places named Nava, from nava ‘treeless plateau’, a word of pre-Roman origin, most probably from Basque naba ‘plain next to mountains’. The name is also borne by Sephardic Jews.

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

Similar surnames: Cava, Nave, Navas, Nova, Navar, Navia, Neva, Sava, Naves, Rada

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Nava Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nava name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nava. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Nava Family Origin

Where is the Nava family from?

Nava Family Occupations

What did your Nava ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nava family was Confectioner. The most common Nava occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 20% of Nava's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nava.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Confectioner


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

Nava Historical Records

What Nava family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Nava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nava 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Nava. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nava. For the veterans among your Nava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nava Life Expectancy

What is the average Nava lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Nava in 1945 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nava 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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