Neva Family History

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Neva Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from neva ‘marsh’ (in Karelian ‘waterway’), or habitational name from a farm named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Nava, Nova, Niva, Neve, Sava, Vega, Tena, Cueva, Seda, Sevy

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Neva Family Origin

Where is the Neva family from?

Neva Family Occupations

What did your Neva ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Laborer and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neva. The most common Neva occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Neva's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Neva family was Farming.

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  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Brewer

  • Farming


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

Neva Historical Records

What Neva family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Neva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neva census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 372 immigration records available for the last name Neva. 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 Card

There are 201 military records available for the last name Neva. For the veterans among your Neva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neva Life Expectancy

What is the average Neva lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Neva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Neva in 1960 was 55, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neva

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neva ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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