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Thies Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew ).

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

Similar surnames: Thiess, Thiel, Thie, Thiem, Tiegs, Tewes, Thinnes, Hees, Bries

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Where is the Thies family from?

You can see how Thies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thies families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Thies families living in British Columbia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Thies's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Thies families in 1911.
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What did your Thies ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Thies. 60% of Thies 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Thies. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Thies. For the veterans among your Thies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thies lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Thies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thies in 1950 was 76, and 81 in 2004.

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