Orvis Family History

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Orvis Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Orris, Lavis, Moris, Havis, Cortis, Norris, Bavis, Mervis, Alvis

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Orvis Family Origin

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Orvis Family Occupations

What did your Orvis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Orvis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Orvis's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orvis. A less common occupation for the Orvis family was Book Agent.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Physician

  • Book Agent


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

Orvis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Orvis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orvis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orvis. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Orvis. For the veterans among your Orvis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orvis Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orvis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Orvis in 1945 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orvis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orvis 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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