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Ballis Name Meaning

German: Alemannic variant of Ballas or Balles. Greek: variant of Balis. Greek: nickname from Turkish balli ‘honeyed’, from bal ‘honey’.

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


Similar surnames: Ballas, Balli, Vallis, Sallis, Balles, Balis, Ballin, Hallas, Kallis

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Ballis Family Origin

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Ballis Family Occupations

What did your Ballis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ballis occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 25% of Ballis's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Ballis family was Upholsterer. Blacksmith, Carter Out Of Work and Church Pensioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballis.

View Census data for Ballis | Data not to scale

  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Carter Out Of Work

    25%
  • Church Pensioner

    25%
  • Upholsterer

    25%

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

Ballis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ballis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ballis. 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 Ballis. For the veterans among your Ballis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballis Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ballis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ballis in 1957 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ballis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballis 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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