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Allis Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English female personal name Alis Alice (Old French Adeliz Ahelis Aalis Aliz). Alice together with its pet form Alison was one of the most popular names in both England and Scotland from the 13th century until the end of the medieval period. The personal name is of ancient Germanic origin brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a shortened form of ancient Germanic Adalheidis which is composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + haid ‘‘rank worth’’.

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

Similar surnames: Fallis, Rallis, Alles, Wallis, Ellis, Allin, Annis, Albin, Alley

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Where is the Allis family from?

You can see how Allis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 45 Allis families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Allis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Allis families in 1911.
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What did your Allis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Allis. 100% of Allis men worked as a Labourer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Allis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Allis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Allis in 1957 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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