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Clavier Name Meaning

Southern French: occupational name for someone who had charge of keys, a chatelain, treasurer, or ceremonial official, from Old French clavier ‘doorkeeper’ (from Latin clavis ‘key’).

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


Similar surnames: Claver, Lavier, Laver, Lanier, Cazier, Crevier, Cleaver, Clavel

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Where is the Clavier family from?

You can see how Clavier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clavier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clavier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Clavier family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Clavier's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Clavier families in 1840.
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What did your Clavier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clavier. 72% of Clavier men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Clavier women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clavier were Carpenter and Secretary.

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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
    72%
  • Carpenter
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Clavier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clavier 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 527 immigration records available for the last name Clavier. 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 161 military records available for the last name Clavier. For the veterans among your Clavier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clavier lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Clavier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Clavier in 1966 was 60, and 60 in 2004.

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