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Arvin Surname Meaning

Scottish or English: probably a variant of Irvine . Irish: possibly a variant of Irvin .

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


Similar surnames: Ervin, Arpin, Orbin, Hartin, Marvin, Savin, Harvin, Partin, Kirvin

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Where is the Arvin family from?

You can see how Arvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arvin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Arvin families living in Manitoba. This was about 30% of all the recorded Arvin's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Arvin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arvin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arvin. 30% of Arvin men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Arvin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arvin were Clerk and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Arvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arvin 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Arvin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Arvin. For the veterans among your Arvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arvin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Arvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Arvin in 1947 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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