Avis Family History

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Avis Name Meaning

English: from the Norman female personal name Avice (Old French Avice, Latin Avitia, also found in a masculine form, Avitius). This is of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Celtic (Gaulish) name. French: Tanguay and Jetté have people named Avice, Avisse in Quebec from 1666. Nègre has an Avèze (Puy-de-Dome) also deriving from Avitius.

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

Similar surnames: Savin, Annis, Alix, Lavis, Aris, Bois, Via, Amos, Levis, Valis

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Avis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Avis name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Avis Family Origin

Where is the Avis family from?

Avis Family Occupations

What did your Avis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Avis family was Tailor. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Avis. The most common Avis occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Avis's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Tailor


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

Avis Historical Records

What Avis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Avis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avis 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 Avis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Avis. For the veterans among your Avis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avis Life Expectancy

What is the average Avis lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Avis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Avis in 1949 was 60, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Avis 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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