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Jarvis Family History

Jarvis Name Meaning
English: from the Norman personal name Gervase, composed of the Germanic element gari, ger ‘spear’ + a second element of uncertain meaning and original form. The name was borne by a saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

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

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Name Distribution of Jarvis Families

  • Number of Jarvis families
     196 - 390
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jarvis families
     1,053 - 2,103
     352 - 1,052
     1 - 351
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jarvis families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Jarvis Family Origin

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Jarvis Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jarvis

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Jarvis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Jarvis Civil War Service Records

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