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Nevada Family History

Nevada 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.


Similar surnames: Nevala, Zavada, Tejada, Novara, Nerad, Terada, Neva, Nead, Nakada

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Where is the Nevada family from?

You can see how Nevada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nevada family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Nevada families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Nevada families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Nevada's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Nevada families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nevada surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nevada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Operator and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nevada. 38% of Nevada men worked as a Farm Operator and 100% of Nevada women worked as a New Worker. .

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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

  • Farm Operator
    38%
  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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What Nevada family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nevada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nevada 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Nevada. 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 474 military records available for the last name Nevada. For the veterans among your Nevada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nevada lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Nevada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nevada in 1956 was 37, and 89 in 2003.

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