Niva Family History

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Niva Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from niva ‘small rapids’, ‘river shallows’, or ‘ford’. This name is found chiefly in northern Finland.

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

Similar surnames: Neva, Riva, Piva, Nida, Nova, Niwa, Kivi, Noia, Nava, Ida

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Niva Family Origin

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Niva Family Occupations

What did your Niva ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter Out Of Work and Blind Widow were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Niva.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter Out Of Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Blind Widow

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

Niva Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Niva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niva 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 343 immigration records available for the last name Niva. 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 232 military records available for the last name Niva. For the veterans among your Niva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niva Life Expectancy

What is the average Niva lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Niva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Niva in 1962 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niva

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niva 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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