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Alanis Family History

Alanis Name Meaning

Spanish (Alanís) and Portuguese: variant of Alaniz. Greek: from alani ‘open space’, ‘square’ (Turkish alan), a nickname for an idler, someone whose time was spent loafing around in the square of a town or village.

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

Similar surnames: Galanis, Alaniz, Ganis, Landis, Laris, Danis, Lavis, Galanos, Lais

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Where is the Alanis family from?

You can see how Alanis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alanis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Alanis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Alanis family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Alanis's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Alanis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alanis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alanis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alanis. 43% of Alanis men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Alanis women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alanis were Clerk and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Vegetable Grader
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Alanis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alanis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Alanis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 360 military records available for the last name Alanis. For the veterans among your Alanis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alanis lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Alanis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Alanis in 1955 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

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