Jarvis Family History

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Jarvis Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Gervase, composed of the Germanic element gari, ger ‘spear’ + a second element of uncertain meaning and original form. The name was borne by a saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Gareis, Jarvie, Avis, Harris, Sarris, Jarvi, Tarvin, Harvin, Jaros

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Jarvis Family Origin

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Jarvis Family Occupations

What did your Jarvis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jarvis. 20% of Jarvis men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Jarvis women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jarvis were Machinist and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jarvis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 390,000 census records available for the last name Jarvis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jarvis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Jarvis. 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 Card

There are 46,000 military records available for the last name Jarvis. For the veterans among your Jarvis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jarvis Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Jarvis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jarvis in 1941 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jarvis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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