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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"ver
A work horse, or working ox.

Etymology: OF. aver domestic animal, whence LL. averia, pl. cattle. See Habit, and cf. Average

verb A*ver"
  1. To assert, or prove, the truth of.(Obs)
  2. [Law] To avouch or verify; to offer to verify; to prove or justify. See Averment.
  3. To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth."It is sufficient that the very fact hath its foundation in truth, as I do seriously aver is the case." [Fielding.]"Then all averred I had killed the bird." [Coleridge.]
    synonyms: To assert; affirm; asseverate. See Affirm.

Etymology: F. avérer, LL. adverare averare; L. ad + versus true. See Verity

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  2. Report or maintain

Borrowing from Old French aveir (French avoir), substantive use of the verb, from Latin habēre, present active infinitive of habeō (“I have, hold, keep”). See cattle and chattel.

  1. (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.

From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus (“true”).

Related to Late Latin averia (“cattle”).

  1. (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.

    aver was also found in the following language(s): Corsican, Italian, Ladino, Norman, Occitan, Old French, Old Provençal, Old Spanish, Portuguese, and Venetian

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Aver U.S.
      White 89.47% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.51% 16.26%

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    People with the last name Aver are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Aver

    • How Popular is the name Aver? Aver is the 66,757th most popular name of all time. As a last name Aver was the 128,249th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Aver have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Aver in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aver? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Aver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aver is Monday, February 19th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Aver born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aver was in 1919 with a total of 10 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Aver: Your name in reverse order is Reva. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vaer. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Aver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 133 people with the last name Aver.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aver? Aver is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.