Vives Family History

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Vives Name Meaning

Catalan: from Vives (Latin Vivas), a medieval personal name meaning ‘may you live’, bestowed on children for the sake of good omen.

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

Similar surnames: Rives, Vivas, Ives, Vales, Vien, Vilas, Dies, Nieves, Vires, Viney

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Vives Family Origin

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Vives Family Occupations

What did your Vives ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vives. 6% of Vives men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Vives women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vives were Labrador and Artist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Labrador

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Costurera
  • Dressmaker
  • Artist

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Vives Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vives. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vives 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 Vives. 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 417 military records available for the last name Vives. For the veterans among your Vives ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vives Life Expectancy

What is the average Vives lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Vives life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vives in 1956 was 61, and 49 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vives 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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