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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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You can see how Neve families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neve family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neve families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Neve families living in British Columbia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Neve's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Neve families in 1911.
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What did your Neve ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Neve. 50% of Neve men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Section Foreman
  • Farm Operator
  • Labourer
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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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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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