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Origins of the Jarvis surname

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About the Jarvises

We have a total number of 152413 records for people with the last name Jarvis.

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Alternative variations of the name Jarvis

Jarvis, Jervis, Jarvise, Gervais, Gervis

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Where do most Jarvises live?

In 1921, most Jarvises lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Jarvises

How common is your surname?

292nd most common surname in the UK

We have 135,000 records for the Jarvis surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Jarvises most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Jarvis first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Jarvises

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Jarvises in 1921
Dressmaker

561

Domestic Servant

345

Laundress

328

General Servant Domestic

320

General Servant

245

Common Male occupations for Jarvises in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

837

General Labourer

558

Coal Miner

439

Farm Labourer

438

Carpenter

423

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