Alves Family History

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Alves Name Meaning

Portuguese: the usual Portuguese form of Alvares.

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

Similar surnames: Sales, Altes, Ales, Alley, Naves, Les, Aynes, Oles, Gales, Vales

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Alves Family Origin

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Alves Family Occupations

What did your Alves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alves. A less common occupation for the Alves family was Keeping House. The most common Alves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Alves's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Alves Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alves. 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 Alves. For the veterans among your Alves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alves Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Alves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alves in 1953 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alves 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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