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La Cava Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of the Italian places called (La) Cava, from cava ‘hole, cellar’ with the definite article la, or a topographic name for someone who lived by, worked in, or owned a quarry, Italian cava, or perhaps a habitational name from a place named with this word. Spanish, habitational name from either of the two places called La Cava in Attargona and Alicante provinces.

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


Similar surnames: La Sala, La Civita, Cava, La Scala, La Rosa, Lalama, La Piana

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You can see how La Cava families moved over time by selecting different census years. The La Cava family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 La Cava family living in Connecticut. This was about 25% of all the recorded La Cava's in the USA. Connecticut and 3 other states had the highest population of La Cava families in 1920.
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There are 573 census records available for the last name La Cava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, La Cava 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 479 immigration records available for the last name La Cava. 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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There are 280 military records available for the last name La Cava. For the veterans among your La Cava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average La Cava lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2001, in the United States, La Cava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for La Cava in 1965 was 81, and 92 in 2001.

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