Ives Family History

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Ives Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, iwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

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

Similar surnames: Imes, Rives, Ivey, Ivers, Iles, Ivens, Hees, Vives, Mees, Kees

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Ives Family Origin

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Ives Family Occupations

What did your Ives ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ives. A less common occupation for the Ives family was Butcher. The most common Ives occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Ives's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Butcher


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

Ives Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Ives. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ives 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Ives. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Ives. For the veterans among your Ives ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ives Life Expectancy

What is the average Ives lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ives life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ives in 1942 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ives

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ives 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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