Gervais Family History

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Gervais Name Meaning

French: from the Norman personal name Gervase, of disputed etymology. The name was borne by a certain St. Gervasius, around whom a cult grew up following the discovery of his remains in Milan in 386.

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

Similar surnames: Servais, Germain, German, Gervin, Zervas, Grass, Mervis, Gervasio

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Gervais Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gervais name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gervais Family Origin

Where is the Gervais family from?

Gervais Family Occupations

What did your Gervais ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gervais occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Gervais's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works In Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gervais. A less common occupation for the Gervais family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Cotton Mill

  • Carpenter


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

Gervais Historical Records

What Gervais family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Gervais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gervais 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 Gervais. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gervais. For the veterans among your Gervais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gervais Life Expectancy

What is the average Gervais lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gervais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gervais in 1948 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gervais

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gervais 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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