Wallis Family History

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Wallis Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. Compare Scottish Wallace.

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

Similar surnames: Fallis, Allis, Rallis, Callis, Walls, Wall, Wells, Dallis, Walles

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Wallis Family Origin

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Wallis Family Occupations

What did your Wallis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wallis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Wallis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wallis family was Labourer. Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wallis.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wallis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wallis Historical Records

What Wallis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Wallis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wallis 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Wallis. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Wallis. For the veterans among your Wallis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wallis Life Expectancy

What is the average Wallis lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wallis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wallis in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wallis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wallis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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