Nova Family History

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Nova Name Meaning

Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: habitational name from any of the towns called Nova in Albacete or Asturies. Galician: literally ‘new’, probably a habitational name from a place named Vila Nova. Italian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Nava, Nora, Cova, Noya, Bova, Noda, Noia, Neva, Sava, Novak

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Nova Family Origin

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Nova Family Occupations

What did your Nova ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nova. 41% of Nova men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Nova women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nova were Proprietor and Sales Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Sales Clerk
    13%

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

Nova Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Nova. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nova 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nova. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nova. For the veterans among your Nova ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nova Life Expectancy

What is the average Nova lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2003, in the United States, Nova life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Nova in 1942 was 35, and 70 in 2003.

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