Cavalier Family History

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Cavalier Name Meaning

Southern French: variant of Chevalier (meaning ‘knight’, ‘rider’).

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


Similar surnames: Chevalier, Cavallero, Cavaleri, Carlier, Cavaliere, Chevallier, Caver

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Cavalier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cavalier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cavalier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • France

    13%

  • Italy

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

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Cavalier Family Origin

Where is the Cavalier family from?

Cavalier Family Occupations

What did your Cavalier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cavalier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Cavalier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cavalier family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cavalier.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Cavalier Historical Records

What Cavalier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Cavalier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavalier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cavalier. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cavalier. For the veterans among your Cavalier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cavalier Life Expectancy

What is the average Cavalier lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cavalier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cavalier in 1946 was 74, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavalier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavalier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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