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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : perhaps a variant of Shives or Chevis.
  • Hispanic (Mexico) : variant of Chavez.
  • Langdon Cheves (1776–1857), a congressman and financier, was born in Abbeville District, SC. His father was Alexander Chivas, of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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