Tavis Family History

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Tavis Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Tewes.

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


Similar surnames: Taves, Tevis, Travis, Daves, Levis, Samis, Mavis, Lavis, Avis, Mais

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Tavis Family Origin

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Tavis Family Occupations

What did your Tavis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tavis. 20% of Tavis men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Tavis women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tavis were New Worker and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Domestic
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tavis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Tavis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tavis 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 354 immigration records available for the last name Tavis. 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 466 military records available for the last name Tavis. For the veterans among your Tavis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tavis Life Expectancy

What is the average Tavis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tavis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tavis in 1945 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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