Vis Name Meaning

Dutch (de Vis): from vis ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fishmonger, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.

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


Similar surnames: Fish, Vos, Lis, Mis, Vas, Ris, Eis, Pas, Sas, Vise

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Vis Family Origin

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Vis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Works In Furniture Factory

    25%
  • Basket Manufacturer

    13%
  • Finisher Of Furn.

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Vis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Vis's were Farmers. Farmer, Works In Furniture Factory and Basket Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vis. A less common occupation for the Vis family was Finisher Of Furn..

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Vis Historical Records

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Vis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Vis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vis in 1963 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vis

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