Piver Family History

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Piver Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Most probably an altered spelling of French Pivert, a nickname meaning ‘woodpecker’.

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

Similar surnames: Piner, Diver, Vier, Piker, Pivec, Pifer, Poer, Paver, Pater, Pier

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Piver Family Origin

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Piver Family Occupations

What did your Piver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Piver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Piver's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Piver family was Dealer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Piver.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Dealer


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

Piver Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Piver Life Expectancy

What is the average Piver lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Piver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Piver in 1947 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Piver 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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