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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Culver

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cul"ver
A dove.

Etymology: AS. culfre, perh. fr. L. columba

noun Cul"ver
A culverin.

Etymology: Abbrev. fr. Culverin

Notable Persons Named Culver

Culver was born on October 17th, 1883 in St. Louis. He left this life on November 2nd, 1966.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Culver

Michael Culver is an actor. He was most active from 1956 to present. Michael was born on June 16th, 1938 in Hampstead, London, England.


Chet Culver is a 29th Secretary of State of Iowa. Chet was given the name Chester John Culver on January 25th, 1966 in Washington, D.C.


Rodney Dwayne Culver was a football player. Rodney was born on December 23rd, 1969 in Detroit. Rodney is also known as Culver and Rodney. He breathed his last breath on May 11th, 1996.


Roland Culver OBE was an actor. Roland was given the name Roland Joseph Culver on August 31st, 1900 in Highgate. He breathed his last breath on March 1st, 1984.


Molly Culver is an actress and spokesperson. She was most active from 1990 to present. Molly was born on July 18th, 1967 in Santa Clara County, California, U.S.


John Culver is a senator. His career lasted from 1975 to 1981. His military service ended in 1958. John was given the name John Chester Culver on August 8th, 1932 in Rochester, Minnesota.


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Popularity of Culver as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Culver U.S.
  White 82.69% 64.26%
  African American 11.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Culver

People with the last name Culver are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Culver

  • How Popular is the name Culver? Culver is the 33,406th most popular name of all time. As a last name Culver was the 2,051st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Culver have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125 babies born with the first name Culver in the United States. That's more than enough people named Culver to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Culver? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Culver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Culver is Sunday, November 24th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Culver born? The highest recorded use of the first name Culver was in 1916 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Culver: Your name in reverse order is Revluc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lvucre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Culver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,566 people with the last name Culver.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Culver? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Culver as their last name.

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  • 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)
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