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Paiva Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of the places named Paiva, which all take their name from the Paiva river, a tributary of the Douro.

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


Similar surnames: Oliva, Cava, Parra, Pia, Papa, Alva, Sava, Pina, Parga, Fava

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Paiva Family Origin

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Paiva Family Occupations

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Paiva Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paiva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paiva 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Paiva. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paiva. For the veterans among your Paiva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paiva Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Paiva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Paiva in 1951 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paiva 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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