Nava Family History

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Nava Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of numerous places named Nava, from nava ‘treeless plateau’, a word of pre-Roman origin, most probably from Basque naba ‘plain next to mountains’. The name is also borne by Sephardic Jews.

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

Similar surnames: Cava, Nave, Navas, Nova, Navar, Navia, Neva, Sava, Naves, Rada

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Nava Family Origin

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Nava Family Occupations

What did your Nava ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Nava. 16% of Nava men worked as a Motor Driver and 48% of Nava women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nava were General Labourer Ship Yard and Dressmakers Assist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver
  • 7348511 Ambulance Ramc 170th Laboratory Field
  • General Labourer
  • General Labourer Ship Yard

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assist Cook
  • Daily Worker Domest
  • Dressmakers Assist

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nava Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Nava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nava 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Nava. 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 Nava. For the veterans among your Nava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nava Life Expectancy

What is the average Nava lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Nava in 1945 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nava

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nava 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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