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Caven Surname Meaning

Scottish (Kirkcudbrightshire): variant of Cavin .

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

Similar surnames: Callen, Caden, Haven, Aven, Capen, Caveny, Havey, Haden, Cavey

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Where is the Caven family from?

You can see how Caven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caven families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 48 Caven families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Caven's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Caven families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caven ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Milk Dealer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Caven. 50% of Caven men worked as a Milk Dealer and 93% of Caven women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caven were General Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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 1939

  • Milk Dealer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Caven. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Caven. For the veterans among your Caven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caven lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Caven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Caven in 1958 was 49, and 59 in 2004.

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