Chevis Family History

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Chevis Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cheuyn, Old French chevesne ‘chub’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way, or as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.

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

Similar surnames: Cheers, Levis, Cherek, Chew, Cheek, Clewis, Chellis, Chavis, Bevis

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Chevis Family Origin

Where is the Chevis family from?

Chevis Family Occupations

What did your Chevis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Work On Farm and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chevis. The most common Chevis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Chevis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chevis family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Work On Farm

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Chevis Historical Records

What Chevis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Chevis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chevis 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Chevis. 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 403 military records available for the last name Chevis. For the veterans among your Chevis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chevis Life Expectancy

What is the average Chevis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Chevis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Chevis in 1958 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chevis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chevis 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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