Bies Family History

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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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Bies Family Origin

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Bies Family Occupations

What did your Bies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bies family was Day Laborer. The most common Bies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Bies's were Farmers. Farmer, At Home and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bies.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Day Laborer


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Bies Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bies Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bies ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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