Eaves Family History

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Eaves Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval female personal name Eve.

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

Similar surnames: Eales, Eves, Daves, Eavey, Eades, Maves, Neaves, Eanes, Lavers

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Eaves Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eaves name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Eaves Family Origin

Where is the Eaves family from?

Eaves Family Occupations

What did your Eaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eaves. A less common occupation for the Eaves family was Laborer. The most common Eaves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Eaves's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Eaves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Eaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eaves 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Eaves. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Eaves. For the veterans among your Eaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eaves Life Expectancy

What is the average Eaves lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Eaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Eaves in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eaves 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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