Leis Family History

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Leis Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Laurei(n)s (see Lawrence). German: nickname for a soft-spoken, quiet person, from Middle High German lise ‘quiet’.

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


Similar surnames: Leise, Leins, Reis, Lais, Lein, Leiss, Leys, Meis, Leib, Lis

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Leis Family Origin

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Leis Family Occupations

What did your Leis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Leis. 47% of Leis men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Leis women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leis were Laborer and Bobin

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Engineer
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    24%
  • Knitter
    16%
  • Binder Agent
    8%
  • Bobin
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Leis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Leis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leis. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leis. For the veterans among your Leis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leis Life Expectancy

What is the average Leis lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Leis in 1947 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leis 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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