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Navas Family History

Navas Surname Meaning

Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: plural form of Nava . In some cases possibly Catalan (Navàs): habitational name from Navars in Barcelona province Catalonia (Spain) denoting a place where people from Navarre lived.

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

Similar surnames: Naves, Nava, Naas, Salas, Navar, Havas, Kaas, Maras, Karas, Laas

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Where is the Navas family from?

You can see how Navas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Navas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Navas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Navas families living in Worcestershire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Navas's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Navas families in 1891.
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What did your Navas ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

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There are 416 military records available for the last name Navas. For the veterans among your Navas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Navas lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Navas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Navas in 1952 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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