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Parvis Name Meaning

English (Durham): probably from Middle English parvis(e) ‘portico church porch’ (Old French par(e)vis from paradis ‘cathedral or church square’) perhaps as a topographic name for someone who lived near a church or a nickname for one of those who met to do business there such as lawyers.

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


Similar surnames: Paris, Sarvis, Garvis, Parris, Partin, Purvis, Servis, Havis, Jarvis

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Where is the Parvis family from?

You can see how Parvis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parvis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parvis families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Parvis families living in Delaware. This was about 38% of all the recorded Parvis's in USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Parvis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parvis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parvis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Parvis. 20% of Parvis men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Parvis women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parvis were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Parvis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parvis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 674 immigration records available for the last name Parvis. 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 Cards

There are 692 military records available for the last name Parvis. For the veterans among your Parvis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parvis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Parvis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Parvis in 1963 was 82, and 86 in 2004.

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