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Culver Family History

Culver Name Meaning

English (Kent): from Middle English culver colver ‘dove’ (Old English culfre Late Latin columbula a diminutive of columba) which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove such as mildness of temper.

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


Similar surnames: Pulver, Cutler, Cover, Fuller, Carver, Calver, Cutter, Colmer, Puller

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Where is the Culver family from?

You can see how Culver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Culver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Culver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 171 Culver families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Culver's in USA. New York had the highest population of Culver families in 1840.
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What did your Culver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Culver. 19% of Culver men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Culver women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Culver were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Culver. 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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There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Culver. For the veterans among your Culver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Culver lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Culver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Culver in 1945 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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