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Gaver Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of German Köber (see Kober ) or Göber (see Gober ).

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

Similar surnames: Eavey, Haver, Gayer, Galer, Gauer, Raver, Gaber, Gaier, Garver, Gager

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Where is the Gaver family from?

You can see how Gaver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Gaver families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Gaver's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Gaver families in 1891.
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What did your Gaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gaver. 73% of Gaver 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
  • Perfumery Hand
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaver 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 447 immigration records available for the last name Gaver. 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 Gaver. For the veterans among your Gaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaver lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gaver in 1944 was 23, and 63 in 2004.

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