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Cavin Family History

Cavin Surname Meaning

Scottish (Wigtownshire): variant of Caveen a shortened form of Manx Mac Dhaimhín son of Daimhín. The personal name is a diminutive of Gaelic damh ‘bard poet’. French: diminutive of Cave .

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

Similar surnames: Cavins, Covin, Cain, Calvin, Gavin, Lavin, Cavan, Caven, Clavin

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Where is the Cavin family from?

You can see how Cavin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cavin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cavin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 22 Cavin families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Cavin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Cavin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cavin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Cavin. 75% of Cavin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cavin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cavin. For the veterans among your Cavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cavin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cavin in 1946 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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