Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : unexplained. The name is now found only in Hampshire, but was formerly more widespread.
  • Iranian : from a female personal name, Parvin, Persian name of the Pleiades (constellation).
  • In the 1720s Francis (1700–67) Parvin came from Northallerton, Yorkshire, England to Berks County, PA. Notable bearers of the name in the U.S. have included Theodore Sutton Parvin (1817–1901), an IA lawyer, and Theodore Parvin (1829–98), a PA gynecologist and obstetrician.