Daves Family History

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Daves Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of Davis or Davies. Americanized spelling of German Tewes or Däves, from reduced forms of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Dawes, Maves, Draves, Taves, Dagel, Gares, Dade, Davee, Dovey, Davies

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Daves Family Origin

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Daves Family Occupations

What did your Daves ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Daves occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Daves's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Daves. A less common occupation for the Daves family was Dressmaker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Dressmaker


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

Daves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Daves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daves 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Daves. 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 Daves. For the veterans among your Daves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Daves Life Expectancy

What is the average Daves lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Daves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Daves in 1958 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Daves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Daves 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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