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Navis Family History

Navis Name Meaning

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright from Dutch nave ‘nave’. Compare Naves .

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


Similar surnames: Lavis, Nevis, Samis, Salis, Orvis, Nelis, Cavins, Ganis, Aves, Tavis

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Where is the Navis family from?

You can see how Navis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Navis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Navis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Navis family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Navis's in USA. New York had the highest population of Navis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Navis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Navis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Navis. 36% of Navis men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Navis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Navis were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    36%
  • Painter
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Navis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Navis 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Navis. 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 359 military records available for the last name Navis. For the veterans among your Navis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Navis lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Navis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Navis in 1955 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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