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Fava Surname Meaning

Italian Catalan and Portuguese: from fava ‘broad bean’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of broad beans a nickname for a bean eater or a topographic name for someone living in an area characterized by the cultivation of this plant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cava, Kava, Fara, Basa, Raba, Fama, Faia, Nava, Fata, Maza

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Where is the Fava family from?

You can see how Fava families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fava family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Fava families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Fava families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 55% of all the recorded Fava's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Fava families in 1891.
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What did your Fava ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fava. 100% of Fava women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Fava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fava census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fava. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fava. For the veterans among your Fava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fava lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fava in 1946 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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