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Nave Family History

Nave Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant from Middle English knave ‘lad servant’ Old English cnafa. German (also Näve): variant of Neff (see Neve ). In some cases possibly Portuguese: topographic name from nave ‘plain’ (a variant of nava) or a habitational name from a place called with this word. Compare Nava .

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


Similar surnames: Neve, Cave, Naves, Haver, Nava, Rave, Ave, Lane, Aue, Tavel

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Where is the Nave family from?

You can see how Nave families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nave family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nave families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Nave family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Nave's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nave families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nave surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nave ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nave. 18% of Nave men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Nave women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nave were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Nave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nave 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nave. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Nave. For the veterans among your Nave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nave lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nave in 1946 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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