Wavra Family History

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Wavra Name Meaning

Polish (Wawra): from a pet form of the personal name Wawrzyniec, Polish form of Latin Laurentius (see Lawrence).

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

Similar surnames: Vavra, Kara, Mara, Ward, Sava, Favia, Barra, Fara, Maura, Zara

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Wavra Family Origin

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Wavra Family Occupations

What did your Wavra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wavra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wavra's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wavra. A less common occupation for the Wavra family was Sadler.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Sadler


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Wavra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wavra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wavra 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 200 immigration records available for the last name Wavra. 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 254 military records available for the last name Wavra. For the veterans among your Wavra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wavra Life Expectancy

What is the average Wavra lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wavra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wavra in 1955 was 47, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wavra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wavra 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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