Challis Family History

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Challis Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Eschalle in Pas-de-Calais, France, which is named from Old French eschelle ‘ladder’ (Latin scala).

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


Similar surnames: Callis, Fallis, Allis, Charles, Chall, Chaplin, Wallis, Chellis

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Challis Family Origin

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Challis Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Gardener

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Challis family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Challis. The most common Challis occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Challis's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Challis Historical Records

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Challis Life Expectancy

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