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Lais Family History

Lais Name Meaning

perhaps a nickname from a variant of Middle High German linse ‘gentle’, ‘forbearing’. alternatively, from a short form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas). This name is found chiefly in MN.

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


Similar surnames: Mais, Lis, Rais, Leis, Lois, Lail, Lans, Lass, Laws, Lai

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Where is the Lais family from?

You can see how Lais families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lais family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lais families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Lais families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Lais's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lais families in 1911.
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What did your Lais ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Lais. 63% of Lais men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    63%
  • Labourer
    38%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 718 immigration records available for the last name Lais. 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 Lais. For the veterans among your Lais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lais lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lais in 1957 was 46, and 51 in 2004.

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