Cave Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and northern French: nickname for a bald man, from Anglo-Norman French cauf ‘bald’. Compare Chaffee. English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire called Cave, apparently from a river name derived from Old English caf ‘swift’. French: metonymic occupational name for someone employed in or in charge of the wine cellars of a great house, from Old French cave ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (Latin cavea, a derivative of cavus ‘hollow’). French, possibly also English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, from the same word as in 3 in an older sense.

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


Similar surnames: Cane, Cava, Cape, Cade, Nave, Cage, Caye, Case, Ave, Clare

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Cave Family Origin

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Cave Family Occupations

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In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cave. A less common occupation for the Cave family was Labourer. The most common Cave occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Cave's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

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Cave Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Cave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cave in 1944 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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