Naves Family History
Naves Name Meaning
Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from a places called Naves in Asturias (Spain). Portuguese: habitational name from a place called Naves examples of which are found in Guarda and Castelo Branco. Altered form of English Nave with the addition of excrescent -s. Dutch: variant of Navis . French: habitational name from a place called Naves notably in Allier and Corrèze from the pre-Celtic word nava ‘plain’ (compare Spanish Nava ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press