Lis Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish and Czech dialect lis ‘fox’, a nickname for a cunning person or, in the case of the Jewish name, an ornamental name. Czech: nickname for a man with a bald pate, from a variant of Czech lysý ‘bald’. Dutch: metronymic from a short form of the personal female names Alice or Elisabeth (see Lies). Dutch (van Lis): habitational name from Lixhe in Belgium or Lieze in the Netherlands. French: perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a lily, Old French lis.

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

Similar surnames: Lies, Mis, Lia, List, Lois, Lais, Lier, Lim, Li, Ris

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Lis Family Origin

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Lis Family Occupations

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In 1880, Black Smith, Farmer and Gardner Market were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lis. A less common occupation for the Lis family was Keeping House. The most common Lis occupation in the USA was Black Smith. 20% of Lis's were Black Smiths.

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  • Black Smith

  • Farmer

  • Gardner Market

  • Keeping House


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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lis in 1955 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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