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Tarvin Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Tarvin in Cheshire which takes its name from the river Tervin (from Proto-Welsh terṽïn ‘boundary’) the old name of the river Gowy. This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Parvin, Marvin, Tarin, Train, Carlin, Tarzia, Jarvis, Savin, Markin

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Where is the Tarvin family from?

You can see how Tarvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tarvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tarvin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Tarvin families living in Kentucky. This was about 74% of all the recorded Tarvin's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Tarvin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tarvin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tarvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tarvin. 33% of Tarvin men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Tarvin women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarvin were Clerk and Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Tarvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarvin 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 314 immigration records available for the last name Tarvin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tarvin. For the veterans among your Tarvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tarvin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tarvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tarvin in 1955 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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