Naves Family History
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