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Orvis Surname Origin
Urfhas, in the Gaelic, signifies fair offspring. Arvos, Cornish British, local, a place on or near an entrenchment, from Ar and foss.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Orvis Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Orvis Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes