Velis Family History

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Velis Name Meaning

Variant of Spanish Véliz (see Veliz). Greek: from Turkish veli ‘guardian’, a term used to denote various administrative officials in the Ottoman Empire.

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

Similar surnames: Veliz, Melis, Delis, Valis, Peris, Venis, Vallis, Celis, Kellis

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Velis Family Origin

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Velis Family Occupations

What did your Velis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Marteleur Alver Restaurant was the top reported job for people in the CA named Velis.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Marteleur Alver Restaurant

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Velis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Velis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Velis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 932 immigration records available for the last name Velis. 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 Card

There are 103 military records available for the last name Velis. For the veterans among your Velis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Velis Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Velis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Velis in 1963 was 51, and 56 in 2003.

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