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Ives Family History

Ives Name Meaning
English (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, iwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

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

775,031 Historical Documents with Ives on Ancestry.com
154,530 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,589 Military Records
11,235 Immigration Records
145,949 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ives Families

  • Number of Ives families
     161 - 319
     54 - 160
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ives families
     488 - 974
     163 - 487
     1 - 162
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ives families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ives census records

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Ives Family Origin

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Ives Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ives

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Ives Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ives census records

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Ives Civil War Service Records

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