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Kairis Family History

Kairis Name Meaning
Lithuanian (Kairys) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Lithuanian kairys ‘left-handed’.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Kajry (Kairiai), a village in Lithuania, or a nickname for a left-handed person, ‘left’.Greek: of uncertain etymology. In Crete it is a nickname for a stingy or avaricious person. JK It may also be a nickname from Turkish kahir ‘rage’ or ‘sorrow’, a word of Arabic origin.

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

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380 Military Records
903 Immigration Records
877 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kairis Families

  • Number of Kairis families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kairis families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kairis last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kairis Family Origin

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Kairis Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kairis

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Kairis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Kairis

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