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Navin Family History

Navin Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Nevin from Gaelic Mac Cnáimhín or Ó Cnáimhín.

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

Similar surnames: Savin, Nevins, Nevin, Gavin, Haven, Eakin, Davin, Lavin, Cavin, Kain

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Where is the Navin family from?

You can see how Navin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Navin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Navin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Navin family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Navin's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Navin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Navin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Navin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Navin. 18% of Navin men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Navin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Navin were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Trained Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Navin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Navin 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 Navin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Navin. For the veterans among your Navin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Navin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Navin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Navin in 1953 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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