Cheves Family History

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Cheves Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps a variant of Shives or Chevis. Hispanic (Mexico): variant of Chavez.

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

Similar surnames: Chevez, Rieves, Chee, Chaves, Shives, Thewes, Chavis, Hees, Dreves

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Cheves Family Origin

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Cheves Family Occupations

What did your Cheves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cheves family was Carpenter. The most common Cheves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Cheves's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheves.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Book Keeper

  • Carpenter


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Cheves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cheves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cheves 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Cheves. 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 903 military records available for the last name Cheves. For the veterans among your Cheves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheves Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheves lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cheves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cheves in 1952 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheves 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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