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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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You can see how Naves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Naves family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Naves families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Naves families living in New Brunswick. This was about 67% of all the recorded Naves's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Naves families in 1911.
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What did your Naves ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Naves. 34% of Naves men worked as a Labourer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Blacksmith
  • Seamster
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Naves lifespan?

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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