Paradise Family History

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Paradise Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Old French paradis, denoting someone who lived by a park or pleasure garden, especially one attached to a monastery, nunnery, or cathedral. Americanized form of French Paradis or Italian Paradiso. Americanized form of a Greek family name such as Paradissis, Paradissiadis, or Paradissopoulos, from a personal name based on ancient Greek paradeisos ‘paradise’, ‘pleasure garden’, from Persian pairidaesa ‘royal park’. Americanized form of German Paradies, a German topographic name and house name and an ornamental Ashkenazic Jewish name, from Middle High German paradis(e), German Paradies ‘paradise’, ‘park’, ‘pleasure garden’ (see 1 and 3).

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


Similar surnames: Paradis, Paradiso, Paris, Abadie, Parrish, Caradine, Fraise, Parise

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Paradise Family Origin

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Paradise Family Occupations

What did your Paradise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paradise. 20% of Paradise men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Paradise women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paradise were Carpenter and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Nurse
    6%

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

Paradise Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Paradise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paradise 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Paradise. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Paradise. For the veterans among your Paradise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paradise Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Paradise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Paradise in 1947 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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