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Chavez Family History

Chavez Name Meaning
Spanish (Chávez): variant spelling of Chaves.

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

1,121,392 Historical Documents with Chavez on Ancestry.com
742,295 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,345 Military Records
37,048 Immigration Records
119,588 Census and Voter Lists
203,116 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chavez Families

  • Number of Chavez families
     512 - 1,021
     171 - 511
     1 - 170
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chavez last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chavez last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chavez census records

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Chavez Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Chavez families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Chavez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Chavez families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Chavez

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Chavez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chavez census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Chavez ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Chavez Civil War Service Records

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