Balis Family History

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Balis Name Meaning

English: variant of Bayliss. Hungarian and Croatian (Bališ): from the personal name Bali, a pet form of Baltazar or Balint. Perhaps also Greek: occupational status name from Turkish balija ‘workman’, ‘low-ranking man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Balik, Baris, Bali, Valis, Kalis, Bales, Balas, Balls, Banis, Balin

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Balis Family Origin

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Balis Family Occupations

What did your Balis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Balis family was Carter. General Laborer and Builder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Balis. The most common Balis occupation in the UK was General Laborer. 50% of Balis's were General Laborers.

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  • General Laborer

  • Builder

  • Carter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Balis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Balis. For the veterans among your Balis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balis Life Expectancy

What is the average Balis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Balis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Balis in 1963 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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