Garvin Family History

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Garvin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhín ‘descendant of Gairbhín’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’.

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

Similar surnames: Galvin, Gavin, Larkin, Gargan, Savin, Hartin, Carlin, Garin, Gervin

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Garvin Family Origin

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Garvin Family Occupations

What did your Garvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Garvin. 4% of Garvin men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Garvin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garvin were General Labourer H W and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Dock Labourer
  • General Labourer H W

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cook

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

Garvin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Garvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garvin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Garvin. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Garvin. For the veterans among your Garvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Garvin lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Garvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Garvin in 1949 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garvin 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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