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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jarvis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jarvis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Jarvis Family Origin

Where is the Jarvis family from?

Jarvis Family Occupations

What did your Jarvis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Jarvis family was School. The most common Jarvis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Jarvis's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jarvis.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Laborer

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jarvis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jarvis Historical Records

What Jarvis family records will you find?

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

What is the average Jarvis lifespan?

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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