Dively Family History

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Dively Name Meaning

Variant of the Irish family name Divilly, a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhghiolla, from a personal name based on dubh ‘black’ + giolla ‘lad’.

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


Similar surnames: Diveley, Dilly, Kiely, Diver, Siverly, Tilly, Dacey, Wivell, Dovey

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Dively Family Origin

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Dively Family Occupations

What did your Dively ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dively. 17% of Dively men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Dively women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dively were Labor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%

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

Dively Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dively. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dively 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 119 immigration records available for the last name Dively. 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 853 military records available for the last name Dively. For the veterans among your Dively ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dively Life Expectancy

What is the average Dively lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dively life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dively in 1960 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dively

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dively 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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