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Korver Family History

Korver Name Meaning

German (Körver): occupational name for a basketmaker, from an agent derivative of Korf. Dutch: occupational name for a herring fisher, Middle Dutch corvenaer.

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

Similar surnames: Korber, Kolter, Carver, Horter, Koker, Kocher, Kirner, Horner, Kolber

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Where is the Korver family from?

You can see how Korver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korver family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Korver families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Korver families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Korver's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Korver families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Korver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Korver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Operator was the top reported job for people in the US named Korver. 25% of Korver men worked as an Operator.

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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

  • Operator
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Helper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Korver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korver 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 Korver. 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 244 military records available for the last name Korver. For the veterans among your Korver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korver lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Korver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Korver in 1954 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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