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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

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Chevalier Family Origin

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Chevalier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Planter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chevalier family was Planter. 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.

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Chevalier Life Expectancy

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