Avans Family History

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Avans Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Welsh Evans. Possibly Latvian, from a dialect form of auns ‘ram’, ‘wether’.

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

Similar surnames: Ivans, Beans, Adank, Evens, Agan, Evins, Ivins, Avara, Van, Aves

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Avans Family Origin

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Avans Family Occupations

What did your Avans ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Avans family was Keeping House. Farmer, Car Conductor and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Avans. The most common Avans occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Avans's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Car Conductor

  • Housekeeper

  • Keeping House


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

Avans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Avans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avans 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 221 immigration records available for the last name Avans. 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 275 military records available for the last name Avans. For the veterans among your Avans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avans Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Avans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Avans in 1962 was 79, and 74 in 2004.

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