Cheever Family History

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Cheever Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French chivere, chevre ‘goat’ (Latin capra ‘nanny goat’), applied as a nickname for an unpredictable or temperamental person, or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.

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

Similar surnames: Cheevers, Haver, Cleaver, Chester, Wheeler, Shreve, Reeve, Scheerer

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Cheever Family Origin

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Cheever Family Occupations

What did your Cheever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cheever. 18% of Cheever men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Cheever women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cheever were Manager and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cheever Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cheever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheever 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cheever. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cheever. For the veterans among your Cheever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheever Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheever lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cheever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cheever in 1942 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheever

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheever 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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