Votava Family History

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Votava Name Meaning

Czech: from (v)otava, literally ‘aftermath’, i.e. a second crop of grass from the same field, after a first crop has been mown in early summer. As a surname, this may be a topographic name for someone who lived by a field that yielded two crops a year, or an anecdotal nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Fontana, Oliva, Kotara, Kotas, Losada, Voda, Vota, Rogala, Kava

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Votava Family Origin

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Votava Family Occupations

What did your Votava ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Votava family was Tailor. Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Votava. The most common Votava occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Votava's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Tailor


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

Votava Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Votava. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Votava 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Votava. 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 471 military records available for the last name Votava. For the veterans among your Votava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Votava Life Expectancy

What is the average Votava lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Votava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Votava in 1956 was 55, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Votava 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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