Navy Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Navy Family Origin

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Navy Family Occupations

What did your Navy ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Navy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Car Oiler

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Navy family was Car Oiler. The most common Navy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Navy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Navy.

Source: Census data for Navy | Data not to scale

Navy Historical Records

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Navy Life Expectancy

What is the average Navy lifespan?

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Navy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Navy in 1963 was 44, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Navy

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