Paradis Family History

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Paradis Name Meaning

from a learned variant of Old French pareis ‘Paradise’, Greek paradeisos (see Paradise). As a toponym this was applied to verdant places, and it is quite common as a place name in Nord and Normandy; the surname, therefore, can be a topographic or habitational name. topographic name from Old French parvis ‘square in front of a church’.

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

Similar surnames: Paradise, Paradiso, Paris, Parodi, Paredes, Dardis, Parady, Prada

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Paradis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Paradis name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Paradis Family Origin

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Paradis Family Occupations

What did your Paradis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Paradis family was Butcher. The most common Paradis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Paradis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paradis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Butcher


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Paradis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Paradis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paradis 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Paradis. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Paradis. For the veterans among your Paradis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paradis Life Expectancy

What is the average Paradis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Paradis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Paradis in 1943 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paradis 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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