Jarvi Family History
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Jarvi Name Meaning
Finnish (Järvi): topographic or ornamental name from järvi ‘lake’. During the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Järvi was widely adopted as an ornamental replacement by Finns with Swedish surnames. It is also found as a Finnish American abbreviation of names such as Järviluoma and Sikojärvi.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press