Jarvis Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Jarvis Name Meaning: Derives from the German forename 'Gervase' which is thought to originate from 'geri' meaning 'spear' and 'vaulax' meaning 'a valley'.

Became popular after the Christian Saint of the same name, is also similar to the village name of Jervaulx in England. May have been taken as a name from the above mentioned village may have also referred to someone who lived in a valley.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jarvis Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jarvis family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 341
Female Servant 217
Independent 114
Labourer 83
Male Servant 79
Farmer 72
Shoe Maker 44
Ag Labourer 44
Carpenter 37
Dress Maker 28
Sawyer 20
Tailor 20
Baker 19
Blacksmith 18
Potter 16
Pauper 15
Ag Lab 15
Publican 14
Mariner 14
Laundress 13
Bricklayer 13
Miller 12
Painter 11
Miner 11
Apprentice 11

Jarvis Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Jarvis 100% 81,371
2 Jervis 83% 14,501
3 Jarves 83% 2,931
4 Jerves 67% 246
5 Jarviss 86% 226
6 Jarvies 86% 207

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