Chivers Family History

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Chivers Name Meaning

Irish and English (of Norman origin): derivative of Anglo-Norman French chivere, chevre ‘goat’ (see Cheever).

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

Similar surnames: Chavers, Rivers, Conyers, Ivers, Caines, Cheevers, Chaves, Shiver

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Chivers Family Origin

Where is the Chivers family from?

Chivers Family Occupations

What did your Chivers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chivers. The most common Chivers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Chivers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chivers family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Chivers Historical Records

What Chivers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Chivers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chivers 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Chivers. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Chivers. For the veterans among your Chivers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chivers Life Expectancy

What is the average Chivers lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Chivers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Chivers in 1954 was 46, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chivers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chivers 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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