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Arvanitis Name Meaning

Greek: ethnic name from Arvanitis, the medieval Greek term for an Albanian, still used to refer to the descendants of the Albanians who settled in central Greece from the 13th to 16th centuries. It may also be from a nickname meaning ‘headstrong’ or ‘boorish’, from an informal meaning of the same word that developed following the prevalent ethnic stereotype.

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

Similar surnames: Arbanas, Leventis, Francois, Raptis, Francis, Sarantos, Advani

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Where is the Arvanitis family from?

You can see how Arvanitis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arvanitis family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Arvanitis families living in Illinois. This was about 18% of all the recorded Arvanitis's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Arvanitis families in 1920.
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What did your Arvanitis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arvanitis. 50% of Arvanitis men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 575 census records available for the last name Arvanitis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arvanitis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arvanitis. 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 240 military records available for the last name Arvanitis. For the veterans among your Arvanitis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arvanitis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Arvanitis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Arvanitis in 1963 was 68, and 68 in 2004.

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