Cavan Family History

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Cavan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caomháin, ‘son of Caomhán (Kevin)’, a diminutive of the personal name Caomh (see O’Keefe). Irish: in some cases perhaps an alternative Anglicization of Caomhánach (see Kavanagh). Filipino or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Coan, Savin, Caban, Cryan, Cahan, Cavin, Kavan, Cannan, Naman, Caton

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Cavan Family Origin

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Cavan Family Occupations

What did your Cavan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cavan. A less common occupation for the Cavan family was Bookkeeper. The most common Cavan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Cavan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

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

Cavan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cavan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Cavan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cavan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cavan. For the veterans among your Cavan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cavan Life Expectancy

What is the average Cavan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cavan in 1963 was 80, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavan 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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