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Neves Name Meaning

religious byname, from the Marian title Maria das Neves ‘Mary of the Snows’ (see Nieves). Galician and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of the places named Neves in the provinces of Pontevedra, Lugo, and A Coruña (Galicia), and Asturies.

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

Similar surnames: Nieves, Neve, Naves, Neaves, Hees, Nevers, Mewes, Neva, Lever, Nemes

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You can see how Neves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neves family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neves families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Neves families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Neves's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Neves families in 1911.
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What did your Neves ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Neves. 50% of Neves 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
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Neves. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Neves. For the veterans among your Neves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neves lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Neves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Neves in 1948 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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