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Paradise Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English paradis(e) ‘garden park’ (Old French paradis) signifying someone who lived at or near a park or pleasure garden. Americanized form of a Greek surname such as Paradisis or Paradissis and Paradisopoulos or Paradissopoulos from a personal name based on classical Greek paradeisos ‘paradise pleasure garden’ from Persian pairidaesa ‘royal park’. Compare Paradis . Americanized form of French Paradis German and Jewish Paradies .

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

Similar surnames: Paradis, Paradiso, Paris, Abadie, Parrish, Caradine, Fraise, Parise

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Where is the Paradise family from?

You can see how Paradise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paradise family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Paradise families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Paradise families living in Georgia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Paradise's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Paradise families in 1840.
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What did your Paradise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paradise. 20% of Paradise men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Paradise women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paradise were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
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There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Paradise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paradise 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Paradise. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Paradise. For the veterans among your Paradise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paradise lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Paradise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Paradise in 1947 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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