Alva Family History

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Alva Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from a place so named (see Alba).

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


Similar surnames: Alba, Oliva, Sava, Aga, Palma, Alme, Neva, Pla, Alm, Olea

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Alva Family Origin

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Alva Family Occupations

What did your Alva ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alva. A less common occupation for the Alva family was At Home. The most common Alva occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Alva's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • At Home

    7%

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

Alva Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alva census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Alva

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alva. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Alva. For the veterans among your Alva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alva Life Expectancy

What is the average Alva lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Alva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Alva in 1944 was 24, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alva

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alva 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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