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Wavra Family History

Wavra Name Meaning
Polish (Wawra): from a pet form of the personal name Wawrzyniec, Polish form of Latin Laurentius (see Lawrence).

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

5,622 Historical Documents with Wavra on Ancestry.com
2,392 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
241 Military Records
186 Immigration Records
1,321 Census and Voter Lists
1,482 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wavra Families

  • Number of Wavra families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wavra families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wavra last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wavra Family Origin

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Wavra Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wavra

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Wavra Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Wavra

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