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Arvay Name Meaning

Hungarian (Árvay) and Slovak (also Árvay): Hungarian habitational name for someone from Árva County (Slovak: Orava) in the former kingdom of Hungary (now in Slovakia). Americanized form of Slovak Slovenian and Croatian Arvaj: Slavicized form of the Hungarian name (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Levay, Morvay, Pray, Garay, Bray, Gray, Kray, Ray, Harvey, Arra

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Where is the Arvay family from?

You can see how Arvay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arvay family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Arvay families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Arvay family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Arvay's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Arvay families in 1911.
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What did your Arvay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Arvay. 100% of Arvay men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arvay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arvay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 459 immigration records available for the last name Arvay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 668 military records available for the last name Arvay. For the veterans among your Arvay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arvay lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Arvay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arvay in 1955 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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