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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.

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