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Cavins Family History

Cavins Surname Meaning

Scottish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cavin, Nevins, Cain, Ravens, Cavan, Akins, Divins, Lavis, Caine

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Where is the Cavins family from?

You can see how Cavins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cavins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cavins families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 116 Cavins families living in Durham. This was about 36% of all the recorded Cavins's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Cavins families in 1891.
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What did your Cavins ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cavins. 100% of Cavins men worked as a Builders Labourer and 71% of Cavins 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Cotton Weaver
    6%
  • Private Means
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Cavins lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cavins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cavins in 1951 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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