Ives Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, iwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

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


Similar surnames: Imes, Rives, Ivey, Ivers, Iles, Ivens, Hees, Vives, Mees, Kees

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Ives Family Origin

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Ives Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ives family was Carpenter. The most common Ives occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Ives's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ives.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Ives Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Ives life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ives in 1942 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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