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Orvis Family History

Orvis Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Orris, Lavis, Moris, Havis, Cortis, Norris, Bavis, Mervis, Alvis

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Where is the Orvis family from?

You can see how Orvis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orvis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orvis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 37 Orvis families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Orvis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Orvis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orvis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orvis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Orvis. 48% of Orvis men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    48%
  • Labourer
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    11%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Orvis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orvis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orvis. 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 Orvis. For the veterans among your Orvis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orvis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orvis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Orvis in 1945 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

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