Vivian Family History

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Vivian Name Meaning

English and French: from the personal name (Latin Vivianus, a derivative of vivus ‘living’, ‘alive’). The name was borne by a 5th-century bishop of Saintes, France, and was popular among the Normans, by whom it was introduced to England.

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


Similar surnames: Viviano, Vivier, Milian, Aikman, Viviani, Biviano, Vida, Hillian

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Vivian Family Origin

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Vivian Family Occupations

What did your Vivian ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vivian occupation in the USA was Miner. 16% of Vivian's were Miners. Miner, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vivian. A less common occupation for the Vivian family was Cattle Raiser.

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  • Miner

    16%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Cattle Raiser

    5%

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

Vivian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vivian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vivian 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vivian. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vivian. For the veterans among your Vivian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vivian Life Expectancy

What is the average Vivian lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Vivian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Vivian in 1950 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vivian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vivian 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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