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Ivens Family History

Ivens Surname Meaning

English (Warwickshire): variant of Evans . Flemish Dutch and North German: patronymic from the shortened ancient Germanic personal name Ive Ivo from Middle High German îwe ‘(bow of) yew’.

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

Similar surnames: Ivers, Ovens, Ives, Levens, Iden, Bivens, Givens, Imes, Sens, Livers

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Where is the Ivens family from?

You can see how Ivens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ivens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ivens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 133 Ivens families living in Warwickshire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Ivens's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Ivens families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ivens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ivens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Painter decorator and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ivens. 25% of Ivens men worked as a Painter decorator and 77% of Ivens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ivens were Bricklayer and Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Painter decorator
  • Builders Labourer
  • Builder
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Retired
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Ivens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ivens 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 Ivens. 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 Ivens. For the veterans among your Ivens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ivens lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ivens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ivens in 1944 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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