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Podvin Name Meaning

French Canadian: variant of Potvin 1 itself an altered form of French Poitevin (see Poitevint ). In some cases possibly also French (mainly Nord and Pas-de-Calais): shortened form of Potdevin a metonymic occupational name for a wine merchant or a nickname for a wine drinker from pot de vin ‘wine jar’. Compare Potvin

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Potvin, Potwin, Godwin, Colvin, Rovin, Rodin, Jodoin, Corvin, Modin

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Where is the Podvin family from?

You can see how Podvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Podvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Podvin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 45 Podvin families living in Quebec. This was about 98% of all the recorded Podvin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Podvin families in 1911.
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What did your Podvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Podvin. 34% of Podvin men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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
  • Journalier
  • Fils Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Podvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Podvin 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 114 immigration records available for the last name Podvin. 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 181 military records available for the last name Podvin. For the veterans among your Podvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Podvin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Podvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Podvin in 1957 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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