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Valis Name Meaning

Czech (Vališ): from a pet form of the personal name Valentin from Latin Valentinus (see Valentine ). Jewish (from Ukraine): variant of Volis a patronymic from the personal name Vole a pet form of Volf from Yiddish volf ‘wolf’. Greek: variant of Vallis .

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

Similar surnames: Vales, Valin, Kalis, Balis, Malis, Danis, Vilas, Kolis, Ales, Vallis

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Where is the Valis family from?

You can see how Valis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Valis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Valis families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Valis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Valis families in 1911.
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What did your Valis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Valis. 32% of Valis men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Valis women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valis were Printer and Machine Operator. .

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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
  • Waiter
  • Printer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Valis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valis 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 536 immigration records available for the last name Valis. 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 320 military records available for the last name Valis. For the veterans among your Valis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Valis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Valis in 1962 was 74, and 74 in 2003.

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