Vavra Family History

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Vavra Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Vávra): from a derivative of the personal name Vavrinec, Czech form of Latin Laurentius (see Lawrence). The surname is also well established in German-speaking lands.

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

Similar surnames: Wavra, Kara, Vana, Fara, Vara, Vacha, Mara, Vairo, Favia, Maura

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Vavra Family Origin

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Vavra Family Occupations

What did your Vavra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Vavra family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Laborer and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vavra. The most common Vavra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Vavra's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Vavra Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Vavra Life Expectancy

What is the average Vavra lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Vavra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Vavra in 1961 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vavra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vavra 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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