Nave Family History

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Nave Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant, from Middle English knave ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘servant’. English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wheel-hubs, Middle English nave (from Old English nafa, nafu). German (also Näve): variant of Neff (see Neve). Dutch (de Nave): variant of Naef 1. In some cases possibly Portuguese: topographic name from nave ‘plain’ (a variant of nava), or a habitational name from a place named 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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Nave Family Origin

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Nave Family Occupations

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In 1881, Labourer and Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nave. The most common Nave occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Nave's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • Painter

    50%

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Nave Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Nave Life Expectancy

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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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