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Calvin Family History

Calvin Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cumberland; of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French cauf ‘bald’ + the diminutive suffix -in. In some cases also French: variant of Cauvin a cognate of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Calvin family from?

You can see how Calvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calvin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 32 Calvin families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Calvin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Calvin families in 1891.
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What did your Calvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom 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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*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 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Domestic Servant
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Calvin lifespan?

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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