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Paradis Family History

Paradis Name Meaning

from a learned variant of Old French pareis ‘Paradise’, Greek paradeisos (see Paradise). As a toponym this was applied to verdant places, and it is quite common as a place name in Nord and Normandy; the surname, therefore, can be a topographic or habitational name. topographic name from Old French parvis ‘square in front of a church’.

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


Similar surnames: Paradise, Paradiso, Paris, Parodi, Paredes, Dardis, Parady, Prada

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Where is the Paradis family from?

You can see how Paradis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paradis family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paradis families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 2,725 Paradis families living in Quebec. This was about 93% of all the recorded Paradis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Paradis families in 1911.
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What did your Paradis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Paradis. 22% of Paradis men worked as a Cultivateur and 10% of Paradis women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paradis were Farmer and Modiste.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    22%
  • Journalier
    16%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    10%
  • Servante
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Modiste
    7%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Paradis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paradis 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Paradis. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Paradis. For the veterans among your Paradis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paradis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Paradis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Paradis in 1943 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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