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

What did your Vis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Deputy (below) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Vis. 20% of Vis men worked as a Colliery Deputy (below) and 60% of Vis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vis were Restaurant Keeper and Unpaid Domestic Duti

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Deputy (below)
    20%
  • Mason
    20%
  • Millwright Heavy Worker
    20%
  • Restaurant Keeper
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    60%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    20%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    20%

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

Vis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Vis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vis 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Vis. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Vis. For the veterans among your Vis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vis Life Expectancy

What is the average Vis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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