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Theus Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a short form of the personal name Matheus or Matthäus (see Matthew ).

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

Similar surnames: Theys, Hess, Thies, Theiss, Thiess, Thaut, Heis, Tyus, Tiegs, Thun

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Where is the Theus family from?

You can see how Theus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Theus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Theus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Theus families living in South Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Theus's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Theus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Theus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Theus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Theus. 30% of Theus men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Theus women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Theus were Carpenter and 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Theus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theus 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 303 immigration records available for the last name Theus. 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 Theus. For the veterans among your Theus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Theus lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Theus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Theus in 1943 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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