Avena Family History

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Avena Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: metonymic occupational name for a grain grower or merchant, from avena ‘oats’, ‘oatmeal’ (Latin avena). Italian: habitational name from a place in Calabria called Avena.

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

Similar surnames: Aven, Aveni, Arena, Vena, Tena, Taverna, Cadena, Tavera, Ave, Vera

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Avena Family Origin

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Avena Family Occupations

What did your Avena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Avena. 30% of Avena men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Avena women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Avena were Miner and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Packer
  • Longshoreman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Dressmaker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Avena Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Avena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avena 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 631 immigration records available for the last name Avena. 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 255 military records available for the last name Avena. For the veterans among your Avena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avena Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Avena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Avena in 1958 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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