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Claver Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Old French clavier ‘doorkeeper’ (from Latin clavis ‘key’). Catalan: from claver ‘keeper of the keys’, ‘doorkeeper’, Latin clavarius.

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


Similar surnames: Clavier, Clavel, Laver, Cleaver, Lever, Culver, Graver, Carver, Lacer

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Where is the Claver family from?

You can see how Claver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Claver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Claver families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Claver families living in Indiana. This was about 63% of all the recorded Claver's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Claver families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Claver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Claver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Claver. 25% of Claver men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Claver women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Claver were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • School Teacher
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Claver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claver census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 401 immigration records available for the last name Claver. 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 Cards

There are 314 military records available for the last name Claver. For the veterans among your Claver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Claver lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Claver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Claver in 1958 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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