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Paradise Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Old French paradis, denoting someone who lived by a park or pleasure garden, especially one attached to a monastery, nunnery, or cathedral. Americanized form of French Paradis or Italian Paradiso. Americanized form of a Greek family name such as Paradissis, Paradissiadis, or Paradissopoulos, from a personal name based on ancient Greek paradeisos ‘paradise’, ‘pleasure garden’, from Persian pairidaesa ‘royal park’. Americanized form of German Paradies, a German topographic name and house name and an ornamental Ashkenazic Jewish name, from Middle High German paradis(e), German Paradies ‘paradise’, ‘park’, ‘pleasure garden’ (see 1 and 3).

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

Similar surnames: Paradis, Paradiso, Paris, Abadie, Parrish, Caradine, Fraise, Parise

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Where is the Paradise family from?

You can see how Paradise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paradise family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Paradise families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Paradise families living in Wiltshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Paradise's in the UK. Wiltshire had the highest population of Paradise families in 1891.
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What did your Paradise ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Haist Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Paradise. 30% of Paradise men worked as a Coal Haist Labourer and 90% of Paradise women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paradise were Ladies Tailor and Housewife.

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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

  • Coal Haist Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Chef
  • Ladies Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Paradise. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Paradise. For the veterans among your Paradise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paradise lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Paradise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Paradise in 1947 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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