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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Paradise name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • France

    12%

  • Italy

    11%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

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Paradise Family Origin

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Paradise Family Occupations

What did your Paradise ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Paradise occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Paradise's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Paradise family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paradise.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Barber

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

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

What is the average Paradise lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paradise 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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