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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’. DK; Meinen Sie, dass paradis Var. afrz. parvis sei (eher afrz.

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

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Name Distribution of Paradis Families

  • Number of Paradis families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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