Chavis Family History

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Chavis Name Meaning

Portuguese or Spanish: variant of Chaves. Variant of Irish and English Chivers. The name is also associated with PeeDee Indian origin.

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

Similar surnames: Chaves, Chevis, Travis, Havis, Chavous, Chavers, Avis, Caris, Chavez

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Chavis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chavis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chavis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Chavis Family Origin

Where is the Chavis family from?

Chavis Family Occupations

What did your Chavis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chavis family was Farm Laborer. The most common Chavis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Chavis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chavis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chavis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chavis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Chavis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chavis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 828 immigration records available for the last name Chavis. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Chavis. For the veterans among your Chavis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chavis Life Expectancy

What is the average Chavis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chavis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Chavis in 1944 was 36, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chavis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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