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Vives Name Meaning

Catalan: from Vives (Latin Vivas), a medieval personal name meaning ‘may you live’, bestowed on children for the sake of good omen.

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


Similar surnames: Rives, Vivas, Ives, Vales, Vien, Vilas, Dies, Nieves, Vires, Viney

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Vives Family Origin

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Vives Family Occupations

What did your Vives ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Grocery Keeper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vives. The most common Vives occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Vives's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vives family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Grocery Keeper

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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

Vives Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Vives Life Expectancy

What is the average Vives lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Vives life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vives in 1956 was 61, and 49 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vives

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vives 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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