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Bies Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from bies ‘rush’, either a topographic name for some who lived where rushes grew, or metonymic occupational name for a weaver of rush matting. Polish: unflattering nickname from bies ‘devil’, ‘Satan’.

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


Similar surnames: Bien, Mies, Bier, Ries, Biss, Kies, Best, Biel, Bick, Lier

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Where is the Bies family from?

You can see how Bies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bies families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Bies families living in Quebec. This was about 69% of all the recorded Bies's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bies families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bies. 21% of Bies men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bies women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bies were Janitor and Housework.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Janitor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bies 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 757 immigration records available for the last name Bies. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bies. For the veterans among your Bies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bies lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bies in 1961 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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