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Laven Name Meaning

Dutch: from a derivative of a Germanic personal name such as Lavoldus or from a derivative of a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Laurentius (see Lawrence).

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


Similar surnames: Lavin, Aven, Leven, Raven, Laver, Leben, Savin, Levin, Clavel, Lazer

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Where is the Laven family from?

You can see how Laven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laven families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Laven families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Laven's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Laven families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laven. 19% of Laven men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Laven women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laven were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Process
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Laven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laven 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 Laven. 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 852 military records available for the last name Laven. For the veterans among your Laven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laven lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Laven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Laven in 1950 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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