Marvell Family History

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Marvell Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Harvell, Carvell, Marvel, Hartell, Carnell, Darnell, Harwell, Cardell

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Marvell Family Origin

Where is the Marvell family from?

Marvell Family Occupations

What did your Marvell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marvell. The most common Marvell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Marvell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marvell family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Marvell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Marvell Historical Records

What Marvell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Marvell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marvell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Marvell

Passenger List

There are 397 immigration records available for the last name Marvell. 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 Card

There are 479 military records available for the last name Marvell. For the veterans among your Marvell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marvell Life Expectancy

What is the average Marvell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Marvell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Marvell in 1958 was 39, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marvell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marvell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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