Ervin Family History

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Ervin Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Irvin. Americanized spelling of German Erwin.

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


Similar surnames: Erwin, Erven, Erving, Kervin, Ervine, Arvin, Dervin, Elvin, Mervin

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Ervin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ervin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ervin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    5%

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Ervin Family Origin

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Ervin Family Occupations

What did your Ervin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ervin family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ervin. The most common Ervin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Ervin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Ervin Historical Records

What Ervin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Ervin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ervin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ervin. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Ervin. For the veterans among your Ervin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ervin Life Expectancy

What is the average Ervin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ervin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ervin in 1940 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ervin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ervin 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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