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Lavis Family History

Lavis Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): patronymic from Laver. German: unexplained. French: nickname for someone living at a house with a spiral staircase, Old French lavis.

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


Similar surnames: Levis, Avis, Lais, Danis, Lass, Savin, Davis, Lavin, Labit, Lavers

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Where is the Lavis family from?

You can see how Lavis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavis families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 97 Lavis families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Lavis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lavis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lavis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lavis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lavis. 58% of Lavis men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Lavis women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavis were Inspector and Nurse.

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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
    58%
  • Fisherman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Inspector
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Domestic
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Nurse
    23%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Lavis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavis 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavis. 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 Lavis. For the veterans among your Lavis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavis lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lavis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lavis in 1952 was 46, and 39 in 2004.

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