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Chaves Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from a place in the province of Tras-os-Montes named Chaves, from Latin (aquis) Flaviis, ‘(at the) waters of Flavius’. The place was the site of sulfurous springs with supposedly health-giving properties, around which a settlement was founded in the 1st century ad by the Emperor Vespasian. Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places called Chaves, generally from the plural of chave ‘key’, from Latin clavis. Variant of Irish and English Chivers. Compare Chavers.

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

Similar surnames: Chavis, Naves, Chavers, Cave, Cales, Hames, Caves, Chavous, Rhames

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Chaves Family Origin

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Chaves Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaves. The most common Chaves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Chaves's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chaves family was Farm Laborer.

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