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Tavares Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of at least seven minor places so called. Tavarés: variant of Tabarés (see Tabares).

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


Similar surnames: Tabares, Tavarez, Casares, Savarese, Linares, Naves, Torres, Tavel

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Where is the Tavares family from?

You can see how Tavares families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tavares family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tavares families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Tavares families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Tavares's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tavares families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tavares surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tavares ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tavares. 32% of Tavares men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Tavares women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tavares were Farmer and Speeder Tender.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Weaver
    6%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Stitcher
    8%
  • Sewer
    6%
  • Speeder Tender
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Tavares. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Tavares lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tavares life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Tavares in 1950 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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