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Lis Surname Meaning

Polish Czech Sorbian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish and Czech dialect lis ‘fox’ Upper Sorbian lis ‘he-fox’ a nickname for a cunning person or in the case of the Jewish name an artificial name. The presumably cognate Sorbian surname Liš is found in Germanized and probably also Americanized forms only (see Liesch and Lish ). Compare also Lese Lies and Liss . Czech: nickname for a man with a bald pate from a variant of the adjective lysý ‘bald’. French: variant of Lys a habitational name from any of several places so named e.g. in Nord and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Galician: habitational name from Lis in Pontevedra province Galicia (Spain). Compare Delis .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Lis family from?

You can see how Lis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Lis families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 83% of all the recorded Lis's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire had the highest population of Lis families in 1891.
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What did your Lis ancestors do for a living?

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

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Boot Fitter
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lis. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lis. For the veterans among your Lis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lis lifespan?

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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