Cuevas Family History

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Cuevas Name Meaning

Spanish: topographical name from cueva ‘cave’, plural cuevas, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, for example in the provinces of Burgos and Málaga.

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

Similar surnames: Cueva, Cubas, Cuesta, Ruedas, Duenas, Cleve, Ruelas, Cuellar, Lucas

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Cuevas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cuevas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cuevas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Cuevas Family Origin

Where is the Cuevas family from?

Cuevas Family Occupations

What did your Cuevas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cuevas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Cuevas's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cuevas family was Mill Hand. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cuevas.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Mill Hand


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

Cuevas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Cuevas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cuevas 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Cuevas. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cuevas. For the veterans among your Cuevas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cuevas Life Expectancy

What is the average Cuevas lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cuevas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1940. The average life expectancy for Cuevas in 1940 was 100, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cuevas 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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