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Chavera Name Meaning

Spanish: possibly a feminine form of Chavero .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Haver, Claver, Shaver, Craver, Clavel, Cater, Culver, Hamer, Canepa

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Where is the Chavera family from?

You can see how Chavera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chavera family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Chavera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Chavera families living in Texas. This was about 67% of all the recorded Chavera's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Chavera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chavera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chavera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chavera. 55% of Chavera men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Chavera women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    55%
  • Farm Labor
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Chavera family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 459 census records available for the last name Chavera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chavera census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 110 immigration records available for the last name Chavera. 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 Cards

There are 47 military records available for the last name Chavera. For the veterans among your Chavera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chavera lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Chavera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Chavera in 1964 was 79, and 73 in 2004.

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