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Aven Family History

Aven Name Meaning

Scandinavian: unexplained. English: variant spelling of Avon. German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Ave. The surname is frequent in the areas of Oldenburg and Jeverland. Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch haven ‘pot’. Americanized form of French Avenne or Avoine, literally ‘oats’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain grower or merchant.

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


Similar surnames: Avena, Ave, Even, Raven, Avey, Aden, Bien, Aveni, Savin, Laven

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Where is the Aven family from?

You can see how Aven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aven families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Aven families living in Georgia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Aven's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Aven families in 1840.
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What did your Aven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Aven. 26% of Aven men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Aven women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aven were Salesman and Examiner. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Manager
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Manager
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Examiner
    20%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Aven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aven 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Aven. 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 Aven. For the veterans among your Aven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aven lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Aven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aven in 1964 was 86, and 88 in 2004.

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