Marvin Family History

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Marvin Name Meaning

from the Middle English personal name Merewine (Old English Maerwin, from mær ‘fame’ + win ‘friend’). from the Old English personal name Merefinn, derived from Old Norse Mora-Finnr. from the Old English personal name M?rwynn, composed of the elements m?r ‘famous’, ‘renowned’ + wynn ‘joy’. from the Welsh personal name Merfyn, Mervyn, composed of the Old Welsh elements mer, which probably means ‘marrow’, + myn ‘eminent’.

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

Similar surnames: Martin, Marin, Savin, Markin, Marcin, Harvin, Parvin, Marrin, Alvin

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Marvin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marvin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Marvin Family Origin

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Marvin Family Occupations

What did your Marvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Marvin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Marvin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Marvin family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marvin.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Marvin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Marvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marvin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Marvin. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Marvin. For the veterans among your Marvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Marvin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Marvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Marvin in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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