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Kolis Name Meaning

Czech (Koliš): from a pet form of the personal name Mikoláš, a vernacular form of Greek Nikolaos (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Kulis, Kalis, Kotas, Valis, Kolak, Polis, Klos, Jolin, Kolin, Solis

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Where is the Kolis family from?

You can see how Kolis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolis family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kolis families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Kolis's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kolis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Wrapper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolis. 60% of Kolis men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Kolis women worked as a Wrapper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolis were Polisher and File Clerk.

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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
    60%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Polisher
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Wrapper
    40%
  • Owner
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • File Clerk
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kolis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolis 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Kolis. 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 217 military records available for the last name Kolis. For the veterans among your Kolis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kolis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kolis in 1957 was 50, and 59 in 2004.

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