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Vivier Family History

Vivier Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fish pond, from Latin vivarium, a derivative of vivus ‘alive’.

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


Similar surnames: Vivian, Riviera, Riviere, Revier, Vicker, Lavier, Didier, Vallier

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Where is the Vivier family from?

You can see how Vivier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vivier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vivier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Vivier family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Vivier's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Vivier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vivier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vivier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vivier. 71% of Vivier men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Vivier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vivier were Proprietor and Machine 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

  • Laborer
    71%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Weaver
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vivier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vivier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vivier. 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 358 military records available for the last name Vivier. For the veterans among your Vivier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vivier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vivier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Vivier in 1954 was 48, and 65 in 2004.

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