Cave Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Cave Name Meaning: An English and northern French nickname for a bald man. Cauf 'bald'. Also habitational from a place in east Yorkshire named.The place name derives from a river name "afe" ,quick,motivated,agile.

The name is of English or French origin with the first recorded to be that of 'Nigel De Cava',dated 1185.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Cave Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Cave family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 112
Female Servant 81
Independent 60
Farmer 51
Male Servant 44
Labourer 30
Shoe Maker 18
Frame Work Knitter 15
Carpenter 13
Lace Maker 12
Gardener 11
Dress Maker 9
Bricklayer 7
Butcher 7
Brick Layer 6
Painter 6
Apprentice 6
Nurse 6
Publican 6
Ag Lab 6
Weaver 6
Baker 5
Brewer 5
Grocer 5
Carrier 5

Cave Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Cave 100% 29,216
2 Cove 75% 4,959
3 Cavie 80% 443
4 Cawe 75% 188

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