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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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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beaver.

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Beaver Life Expectancy

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