Chevalier Family History

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Chevalier Name Meaning

French: from Old French chevalier ‘knight’ (literally ‘horseman’, ‘rider’, from Late Latin caballarius, a derivative of caballus ‘horse’). In the Middle Ages only men of comparative wealth were able to afford the upkeep of a riding horse. It is likely that in the majority of cases the surname was originally a nickname, or an occupational name for a knight’s servant, rather than a status name, for most men of the knightly class belonged to noble families which had more specific surnames derived from their estates.

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


Similar surnames: Cavaliere, Charlier, Chevrier, Chandler, Hollier, Cavalier

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Chevalier Family Origin

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Chevalier Family Occupations

What did your Chevalier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chevalier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Chevalier's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chevalier. A less common occupation for the Chevalier family was Planter.

View Census data for Chevalier | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Planter

    3%

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

Chevalier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chevalier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chevalier 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chevalier. 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 Chevalier. For the veterans among your Chevalier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chevalier Life Expectancy

What is the average Chevalier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Chevalier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Chevalier in 1953 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chevalier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chevalier 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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