Lis Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish and Czech dialect lis ‘fox’, a nickname for a cunning person or, in the case of the Jewish name, an ornamental name. Czech: nickname for a man with a bald pate, from a variant of Czech lysý ‘bald’. Dutch: metronymic from a short form of the personal female names Alice or Elisabeth (see Lies). Dutch (van Lis): habitational name from Lixhe in Belgium or Lieze in the Netherlands. French: perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a lily, Old French lis.

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

Similar surnames: Lies, Mis, Lia, List, Lois, Lais, Lier, Lim, Li, Ris

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Lis Family Occupations

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In 1939, Boot Fitter was the top reported job for people in the UK named Lis. 50% of Lis women worked as a Boot Fitter

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Fitter
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lis in 1955 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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