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Leis Family History

Leis Name Meaning
Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Laurei(n)s (see Lawrence).German: nickname for a soft-spoken, quiet person, from Middle High German lise ‘quiet’.

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

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18,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,838 Military Records
2,123 Immigration Records
12,286 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Leis Families

  • Number of Leis families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leis families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Leis families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leis Family Origin

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Leis Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Leis

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Leis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Leis Civil War Service Records

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