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Iavaia Family History

Iavaia Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Favara, Zavada, Palaia, Davia, Navia, Savaria, Pavia, Vavala, Favia

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Where is the Iavaia family from?

You can see how Iavaia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iavaia family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Iavaia family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Iavaia's in USA. California had the highest population of Iavaia families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iavaia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iavaia ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 1 census records available for the last name Iavaia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iavaia 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Iavaia. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Iavaia. For the veterans among your Iavaia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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