Neaves Family History

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Neaves Name Meaning

English (Kent): patronymic from Neve, i.e. ‘son of the nephew’. Scottish: probably a habitational name from a reduced form of Balneaves, a minor place in the parish of Kinkell, Angus.

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

Similar surnames: Neave, Beaver, Naves, Weaver, Eales, Nevels, Neves, Eaves, Leavey

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Neaves Family Origin

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Neaves Family Occupations

What did your Neaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Neaves family was Farm Labourer. The most common Neaves occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Neaves's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Gardener and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neaves.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Charwoman

  • Farm Labourer


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Neaves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Neaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neaves 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neaves. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Neaves. For the veterans among your Neaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neaves Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Neaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Neaves in 1951 was 76, and 80 in 2004.

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