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Xavier Family History

Xavier Name Meaning

Portuguese Spanish Catalan and French: from a personal name bestowed in honor of Saint Francis Xavier (1506–52) Jesuit missionary to the Far East. He was a member of a noble family who took their name from the castle of Xavier (modern Spanish spelling Javier) in Navarre where he was born. The placename Xavier is of Basque origin (see Echeverria ). Compare Javier and also Sevier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Javier, Saver, Lavier, Janvier, Davies, Xander, Laier, Davie, Manier

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Where is the Xavier family from?

You can see how Xavier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Xavier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Xavier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Xavier family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Xavier's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Xavier families in 1891.
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What did your Xavier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Xavier. 20% of Xavier men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Xavier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Xavier were Operator and Seamstress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Doffer
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Xavier. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Xavier. For the veterans among your Xavier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Xavier lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Xavier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Xavier in 1950 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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