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Sova Family History

Sova Name Meaning

Czech Slovak Ukrainian Rusyn Croatian and Slovenian: nickname from sova ‘owl’. Altered form of French Sauvé (see Sauve ).

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


Similar surnames: Sowa, Sivak, Koza, Sola, Soja, Slovak, Toca, Shove, Slota, Sotak

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Where is the Sova family from?

You can see how Sova families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sova family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sova families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Sova families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Sova's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Sova families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sova surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sova ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sova. 33% of Sova men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Sova women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sova were Machinist and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sova. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sova 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Sova. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sova. For the veterans among your Sova ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sova lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Sova life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sova in 1949 was 52, and 69 in 2004.

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