Draves Family History

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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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Draves Family Origin

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Draves Family Occupations

What did your Draves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Draves. The most common Draves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Draves's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Draves family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Coal Miner


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

Draves Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Draves Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Draves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Draves 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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