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Ballis Name Meaning

German: Alemannic variant of Ballas or Balles. Greek: variant of Balis. Greek: nickname from Turkish balli ‘honeyed’, from bal ‘honey’.

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


Similar surnames: Ballas, Balli, Vallis, Sallis, Balles, Balis, Ballin, Hallas, Kallis

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Where is the Ballis family from?

You can see how Ballis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ballis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ballis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Ballis families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Ballis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ballis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ballis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ballis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ballis. 37% of Ballis men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Ballis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ballis were Manager and Saleslady.

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Saleslady
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ballis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballis 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 624 immigration records available for the last name Ballis. 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 571 military records available for the last name Ballis. For the veterans among your Ballis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ballis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ballis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ballis in 1957 was 66, and 84 in 2004.

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