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Haver Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from Low German Haver ‘oats’. Compare Hafer, Haber. Dutch: of uncertain derivation; possibly a Brabantine form of de Hauwer, an occupational name for a wood or stone cutter, Middle Dutch hauwer(e) ‘cutter’, ‘hewer’. English: from Middle English haver ‘oats’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer who grew oats or for a grain merchant. English: possibly a nickname from Middle English haver ‘buck’, ‘billy-goat’.

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Hager, Haber, Hayer, Hafer, Hover, Havel, Hader, Haer, Huver

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Where is the Haver family from?

You can see how Haver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haver families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Haver families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Haver's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Haver families in 1840.
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What did your Haver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haver. 21% of Haver men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Haver women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haver were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Haver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haver 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Haver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Haver. For the veterans among your Haver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haver lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Haver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Haver in 1957 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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