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Draves Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Drewes. English: topographic name, from Old English draf ‘drove’, ‘cattle track’.

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


Similar surnames: Dravis, Daves, Graves, Travis, Dreves, Graver, Drake, Greaves, Driver

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Where is the Draves family from?

You can see how Draves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Draves family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Draves families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 112 Draves families living in Wisconsin. This was about 44% of all the recorded Draves's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Draves families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Draves surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Draves ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Draves. 27% of Draves men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Draves women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Draves were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Draves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Draves 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 452 immigration records available for the last name Draves. 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 961 military records available for the last name Draves. For the veterans among your Draves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Draves lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Draves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Draves in 1954 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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