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Kervin Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Irish Kirwan. Like Kerwin, this name is concentrated in the Liverpool area of England. Americanized spelling of Dutch Kervijn, a habitational name for someone from a place called Carvin, Pas-de-Calais, France.

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


Similar surnames: Kerwin, Ervin, Servin, Kirvin, Gervin, Cervino, Kerlin, Harvin

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Where is the Kervin family from?

You can see how Kervin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kervin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kervin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kervin family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kervin's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Kervin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kervin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kervin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kervin. 26% of Kervin men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Kervin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kervin were Private and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Private
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 778 immigration records available for the last name Kervin. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Kervin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kervin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kervin in 1940 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

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