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Lis Family History

Lis Name Meaning
Polish, Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish and Czech dialect lis ‘fox’, a nickname for a cunning person or, in the case of the Jewish name, an ornamental name.Czech: nickname for a man with a bald pate, from a variant of Czech lysý ‘bald’.Dutch: metronymic from a short form of the personal female names Alice or Elisabeth (see Lies).Dutch (van Lis): habitational name from Lixhe in Belgium or Lieze in the Netherlands.French: perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a lily, Old French lis.

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

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18,474 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,269 Military Records
3,848 Immigration Records
6,146 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lis Families

  • Number of Lis families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lis families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lis last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lis Family Origin

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Lis Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lis

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Lis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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