Laver Family History

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Laver Name Meaning

occupational name for a washerman, Anglo-Norman French laver (an agent derivative of Old French laver ‘to wash’, Latin lavare). habitational name from High, Little or Magdalen Laver in Essex, named from Old English lagu ‘flood’, ‘water’ + fær ‘passage’, ‘crossing’. topographic name for someone living where bulrushes or irises grew, Old English l?fer.

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

Similar surnames: Lever, Layer, Paver, Haver, Hayer, Klaver, Lier, Laier, Claver, Laker

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Laver Family Origin

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Laver Family Occupations

What did your Laver ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Laver family was Carman. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laver. The most common Laver occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Laver's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carman


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

Laver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Laver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laver 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Laver. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Laver. For the veterans among your Laver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laver Life Expectancy

What is the average Laver lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Laver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Laver in 1962 was 73, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laver 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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