Lavis Family History

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Lavis Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): patronymic from Laver. German: unexplained. French: nickname for someone living at a house with a spiral staircase, Old French lavis.

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

Similar surnames: Levis, Avis, Lais, Danis, Lass, Savin, Davis, Lavin, Labit, Lavers

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Lavis Family Origin

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Lavis Family Occupations

What did your Lavis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lavis occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Lavis's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lavis. A less common occupation for the Lavis family was Agricultural Laborer.

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  • Carpenter

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Laborer


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

Lavis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Lavis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavis 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lavis. For the veterans among your Lavis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavis Life Expectancy

What is the average Lavis lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lavis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lavis in 1952 was 46, and 39 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lavis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lavis 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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