Cavin Family History

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Cavin Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained. French: diminutive of Cave.

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

Similar surnames: Cavins, Covin, Cain, Calvin, Gavin, Lavin, Cavan, Caven, Clavin

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Cavin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cavin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Cavin Family Origin

Where is the Cavin family from?

Cavin Family Occupations

What did your Cavin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cavin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Cavin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cavin family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cavin.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Cavin Historical Records

What Cavin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Cavin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavin 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 Cavin. 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 Cavin. For the veterans among your Cavin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cavin Life Expectancy

What is the average Cavin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cavin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cavin in 1946 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavin 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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