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Kava Family History

Kava Surname Meaning

Czech: nickname from a variant of kavka ‘jackdaw’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Polish kawa ‘coffee’ probably an artificial name but possibly a metonymic occupational name for a coffee merchant.

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

Similar surnames: Kaba, Kara, Karas, Fava, Koza, Sava, Kan, Cava, Kasa, Kawa

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Where is the Kava family from?

You can see how Kava families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kava family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kava families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Kava families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Kava's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kava families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kava surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kava ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kava. 32% of Kava men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Kava women worked as an Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Coowner
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 823 census records available for the last name Kava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kava 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Kava. 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 325 military records available for the last name Kava. For the veterans among your Kava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kava lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kava in 1964 was 68, and 93 in 2004.

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