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Beaver Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in France called Beauvoir, for example in Manche, Somme, and Seine-Maritime, or from Belvoir in Leicestershire. All of these are named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + veïr, voir ‘to see’, i.e. a place with a fine view. English: nickname from Middle English bevere, Old English beofor ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal. The existence of patronymic forms such as Beaverson suggest that this may also have been a personal name. Probably a translation of cognates of 2 in other languages, in particular Dutch Bever and German Bieber. Possibly a variant of Welsh Bevan.

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


Similar surnames: Bever, Weaver, Beaber, Berner, Beamer, Haver, Seaver, Beever, Blamer

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Beaver Family Origin

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Beaver Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beaver. The most common Beaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Beaver's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beaver family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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Beaver Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Beaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beaver in 1942 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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