Nave Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant, from Middle English knave ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘servant’. English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wheel-hubs, Middle English nave (from Old English nafa, nafu). German (also Näve): variant of Neff (see Neve). Dutch (de Nave): variant of Naef 1. In some cases possibly Portuguese: topographic name from nave ‘plain’ (a variant of nava), or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Nava.

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


Similar surnames: Neve, Cave, Naves, Haver, Nava, Rave, Ave, Lane, Aue, Tavel

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Nave Family Origin

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Nave Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Nave occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Nave's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nave. A less common occupation for the Nave family was Keeping House.

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Nave Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Nave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nave in 1946 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nave

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