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Clovis Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Clovis, a derivative of the Germanic personal name Hlodovic, composed of the elements hlod ‘famous’, ‘clear’ + wig ‘war’. The name is a doublet of Louis (see Lewis).

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

Similar surnames: Louis, Lois, Loris, Lorio, Cloe, Clowdus, Louise, Clavel, Bois, Lovas

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Where is the Clovis family from?

You can see how Clovis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clovis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Clovis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Clovis families living in Warwickshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Clovis's in the UK. Warwickshire had the highest population of Clovis families in 1891.
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What did your Clovis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Clovis. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Clovis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clovis 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 334 immigration records available for the last name Clovis. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Clovis. For the veterans among your Clovis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clovis lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Clovis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Clovis in 1950 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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