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Cheval Family History

Cheval Name Meaning

from Old French cheval ‘horse’ used with reference to some particular characteristic; to denote a horseman (see Chevalier ) or someone who tended horses.

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

Similar surnames: Chevis, Cuevas, Coval, Huval, Chvala, Creal, Chovan, Cheves, Chahal

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Where is the Cheval family from?

You can see how Cheval families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cheval family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cheval families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Cheval families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Cheval's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Cheval families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cheval surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cheval ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cutter and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cheval. 50% of Cheval men worked as a Cutter and 100% of Cheval women worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Cutter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cheval. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheval census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 348 immigration records available for the last name Cheval. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Cheval lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cheval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cheval in 1965 was 67, and 55 in 2004.

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