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Havel Name Meaning

Czech: from the personal name Havel (see Gall 2). French: metonymic occupational name from Old French haf ‘hook’, ‘pickaxe’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch houweel, hauweel ‘hoe’, ‘mattock’, ‘pick’, diminutive of Old Dutch hauwa.

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


Similar surnames: Hamel, Haver, Savel, Habel, Hazel, Tavel, Ravel, Hayer, Cave, Gavel

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Where is the Havel family from?

You can see how Havel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Havel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Havel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Havel families living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Havel's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Havel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Havel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Havel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Havel. 27% of Havel men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Havel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Havel were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    16%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Havel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Havel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Havel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Havel. For the veterans among your Havel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Havel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Havel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Havel in 1945 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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