Jarvis Family History

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Jarvis Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Gervase, composed of the Germanic element gari, ger ‘spear’ + a second element of uncertain meaning and original form. The name was borne by a saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

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

Similar surnames: Gareis, Jarvie, Avis, Harris, Sarris, Jarvi, Tarvin, Harvin, Jaros

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Jarvis Family Origin

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Jarvis Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Jarvis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Jarvis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jarvis. A less common occupation for the Jarvis family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Jarvis Historical Records

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Jarvis Life Expectancy

What is the average Jarvis lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Jarvis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jarvis in 1941 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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