Weaver Family History

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Weaver Name Meaning

English: occupational name, from an agent derivative of Middle English weven ‘to weave’ (Old English wefan). English: habitational name from a place on the Weaver river in Cheshire, now called Weaver Hall but recorded simply as Weuere in the 13th and 14th centuries. The river name is from Old English wefer(e) ‘winding stream’. Translated form of German Weber.

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

Similar surnames: Beaver, Seaver, Wever, Haver, Lever, Graver, Webber, Water, Beamer

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Weaver Family Origin

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Weaver Family Occupations

What did your Weaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weaver. A less common occupation for the Weaver family was Farm Laborer. The most common Weaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Weaver's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Weaver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 697,000 census records available for the last name Weaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weaver 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Weaver. 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 134,000 military records available for the last name Weaver. For the veterans among your Weaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weaver Life Expectancy

What is the average Weaver lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Weaver in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weaver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weaver 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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