Girvan Family History

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Girvan Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Girvan, a place in Ayrshire.

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


Similar surnames: Girvin, Givan, Govan, Gran, Gervin, Gargan, Givans, Girton, Irvan

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Girvan Family Origin

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Girvan Family Occupations

What did your Girvan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Girvan occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 13% of Girvan's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Girvan family was Iron Molder. Carpenter, Farmer and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Girvan.

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  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Hotel Keeper

    13%
  • Iron Molder

    13%

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

Girvan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Girvan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girvan 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 Girvan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Girvan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Girvan. For the veterans among your Girvan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Girvan Life Expectancy

What is the average Girvan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Girvan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Girvan in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Girvan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Girvan 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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