Neve Family History

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Neve Name Meaning

English, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: from Middle English, Old Norse, Middle Dutch neve ‘nephew’, presumably denoting the nephew of some great personage. French (Nève): Lyonnais habitational name from the Rhône place name En Nève, which derives from misdivision of En ève ‘in water’ (modern standard French en eau). Italian: from the personal name Neve, which may be from neve ‘snow’ (Latin nix, genitive nivis), possibly denoting a white-haired or very pale-complexioned person, or, according to Caracausi, may be a variant of the personal name Neves, from the Marian epithet Madonna della Neve or Maria Santissima ad nives ‘Mary of the Snows’. Portuguese and Galician: from neve ‘snow’. Compare 3.

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

Similar surnames: Nave, Neveu, Neves, Eve, Noe, Neave, Nese, Mele, Naves, Pere

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Neve Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Neve. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Neve Family Origin

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Neve Family Occupations

What did your Neve ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Neve family was Organ Builder. The most common Neve occupation in Canada was Scholar. 44% of Neve's were Scholars. Scholar, Civil Service and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neve.

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  • Scholar

  • Civil Service

  • Farmer

  • Organ Builder


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Neve Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Neve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neve 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Neve. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Neve. For the veterans among your Neve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neve Life Expectancy

What is the average Neve lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Neve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Neve in 1956 was 19, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neve ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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