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Naves Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from a place named Naves, examples of which are found in Guarda and Castelo Branco. Asturian-Leonese and Galician: habitational name from any of the towns called Naves in Asturies and Galicia. French: habitational name from a place named Naves, notably in Allier and Corrèze, from the pre-Celtic word nava ‘plain’. Compare Nava.

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

Similar surnames: Nave, Navas, Neves, Sales, Nava, Vales, Tavel, Neaves, Haver, Havel

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Naves Family Origin

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Naves Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Naves occupation in Canada was Factory Hand. 50% of Naves's were Factory Hands. A less common occupation for the Naves family was Labourer. Factory Hand, Carriage Maker and Errand Boy were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Naves.

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  • Factory Hand

  • Carriage Maker

  • Errand Boy

  • Labourer


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Naves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Naves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Naves 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 609 immigration records available for the last name Naves. 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 389 military records available for the last name Naves. For the veterans among your Naves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Naves Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Naves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Naves in 1955 was 58, and 68 in 2004.

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