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Civil Family History

Civil Name Meaning
French, Catalan, and Spanish: nickname from civil, from Latin civilis ‘civil’, ‘of or pertaining to a citizen’, by extension ‘cultivated’, ‘educated’. However, in Spanish the term also meant ‘wicked’ or ‘rude’ and the nickname may have come from either of these senses.Catalan: topographic name from Old French sevil ‘fence’, ‘enclosure’.

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

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8,518 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,040 Military Records
348 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Civil Families

  • Number of Civil families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Civil families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Civil last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Civil census records

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Civil Family Origin

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Civil Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Civil

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Civil Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Civil census records

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Civil Civil War Service Records

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