Haver Family History

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Haver Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from Low German Haver ‘oats’. Compare Hafer, Haber. Dutch: of uncertain derivation; possibly a Brabantine form of de Hauwer, an occupational name for a wood or stone cutter, Middle Dutch hauwer(e) ‘cutter’, ‘hewer’. English: from Middle English haver ‘oats’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer who grew oats or for a grain merchant. English: possibly a nickname from Middle English haver ‘buck’, ‘billy-goat’.

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

Similar surnames: Hamer, Hager, Haber, Hayer, Hafer, Hover, Havel, Hader, Haer, Huver

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Haver Family Origin

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Haver Family Occupations

What did your Haver ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Haver occupation in the UK was Apprentice Lighterman. 8% of Haver's were Apprentice Lightermans. A less common occupation for the Haver family was Draper. Apprentice Lighterman, Cashier and Congregational Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haver.

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  • Apprentice Lighterman

  • Cashier

  • Congregational Minister

  • Draper


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

Haver Historical Records

What Haver family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Haver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haver 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Haver. 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 Haver. For the veterans among your Haver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haver Life Expectancy

What is the average Haver lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Haver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Haver in 1957 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haver 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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