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Havas Surname Meaning

Hungarian: most probably a nickname from Old Hungarian havas ‘sleepwalker’ one of several Hungarian surnames deriving from terms denoting illnesses. Less likely but nevertheless possible is derivation from a nickname for someone with prematurely white hair from the Hungarian vocabulary word havas ‘snowy’ ‘snow-covered’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Haas, Navas, Halas, Haar, Hallas, Havran, Salas, Haver, Ladas, Nava

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Where is the Havas family from?

You can see how Havas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Havas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Havas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Havas families living in Surrey. This was about 38% of all the recorded Havas's in United Kingdom. Surrey had the highest population of Havas families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Havas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Havas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Havas. 32% of Havas men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Havas women worked as a Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Manager
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Havas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Havas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Havas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 326 military records available for the last name Havas. For the veterans among your Havas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Havas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Havas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Havas in 1959 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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