Dave Family History

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Dave Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat); pronounced as da-way: Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit dvivedi ‘(one who has studied) two Vedas’.

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

Similar surnames: Date, Ravi, Das, Davy, Dade, Daves, Dane, Dove, Dame, Dale

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Dave Family Origin

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Dave Family Occupations

What did your Dave ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dave. A less common occupation for the Dave family was Farm Laborer. The most common Dave occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dave's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Dave Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dave 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dave. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dave. For the veterans among your Dave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dave Life Expectancy

What is the average Dave lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Dave in 1963 was 76, and 65 in 2004.

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