Calvin Family History

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Calvin Name Meaning

Southern French: nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Old Occitan calv ‘bald’ (from Latin calvus). Spanish (Calvín): from a regional variant of a diminutive of calvo ‘bald’.

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

Similar surnames: Galvin, Calvey, Calman, Ballin, Cavin, Savin, Cain, Albin, Carlin

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Calvin Family Origin

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Calvin Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Calvin. 50% of Calvin men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Calvin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calvin were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Calvin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Calvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calvin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Calvin. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Calvin. For the veterans among your Calvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Calvin Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Calvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Calvin in 1941 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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