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Cava Surname Meaning

Italian Catalan Spanish and Portuguese: from cava ‘cave cellar’ (from Latin cavea) hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. Compare La Cava .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cave, Casa, Nava, Fava, Cova, Cala, Sava, Carda, Canal, Kava

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Where is the Cava family from?

You can see how Cava families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cava family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cava families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Cava families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Cava's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cava families in 1891.
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What did your Cava ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cava. 25% of Cava men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Cava women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cava were Barber and New Worker. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • New Worker
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Cava lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cava in 1942 was 35, and 68 in 2004.

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