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Harvin Family History

Harvin Surname Meaning

Probably an altered form of Arvin . This surname is found mainly among African Americans.

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


Similar surnames: Harlin, Harwin, Marvin, Herrin, Hartin, Hardin, Garvin, Harding

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Where is the Harvin family from?

You can see how Harvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harvin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Harvin families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harvin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harvin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harvin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Harvin. 39% of Harvin men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Harvin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harvin were Salesman and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Harvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harvin 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Harvin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Harvin. For the veterans among your Harvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harvin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Harvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Harvin in 1943 was 19, and 77 in 2004.

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