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Mies Surname Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a bog Middle High German mies; or a habitational name from Mies a place called with the same word. Dutch and Flemish: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomeus (see Bartholomew ) or Michael .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ries, Mier, Moes, Dies, Miles, Lier, Mees, Kies, Bies, Miers

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Where is the Mies family from?

You can see how Mies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mies families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Mies family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mies's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Mies families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mies. 34% of Mies men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Mies women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mies were Farming and School Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mies 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 808 immigration records available for the last name Mies. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mies. For the veterans among your Mies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mies lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mies in 1958 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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