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Thys Name Meaning

Dutch: variant mostly Americanized (or archaic) and Flemish of Thijs from a short form of the personal name Mathijs Dutch form of Matthew .

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

Similar surnames: Theys, Tays, Thye, Thor, Toye, Thum, Athy, Thun, Toy, Leys

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Where is the Thys family from?

You can see how Thys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thys family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Thys families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Thys families living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Thys's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Thys families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Thys. 43% of Thys 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • General Machinist
  • Janitor
  • Moulder
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thys 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thys. 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 275 military records available for the last name Thys. For the veterans among your Thys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thys lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Thys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Thys in 1964 was 90, and 87 in 2004.

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