Deaver Family History

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Deaver Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Dever. Perhaps a respelling of German Düwer, Düver, from Middle Low German duver ‘male pigeon’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird or a metonymic occupational name for a dove keeper.

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

Similar surnames: Beaver, Beaber, Weaver, Deaner, Haver, Depner, Deger, Denier, Reader

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Deaver Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deaver name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Deaver Family Origin

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Deaver Family Occupations

What did your Deaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Closer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Deaver. The most common Deaver occupation in the UK was Boot Closer. 50% of Deaver's were Boot Closers.

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  • Boot Closer

  • Farmer


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

Deaver Historical Records

What Deaver family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Deaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deaver 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 Deaver. 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 Deaver. For the veterans among your Deaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deaver Life Expectancy

What is the average Deaver lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Deaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Deaver in 1947 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deaver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deaver 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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