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 1880, the most common Nova occupation in the USA was Collector. 20% of Nova's were Collectors. Collector, Dealer In Notions and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nova. A less common occupation for the Nova family was Keeps A Club House.

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  • Collector

  • Dealer In Notions

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps A Club House


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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nova

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nova 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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