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Wallis Family History

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

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388,649 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,299 Military Records
27,160 Immigration Records
280,944 Census and Voter Lists
667,347 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wallis Families

  • Number of Wallis families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wallis families
     1,098 - 2,194
     367 - 1,097
     1 - 366
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wallis families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wallis Family Origin

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Wallis Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wallis

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Wallis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wallis census records

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Wallis Civil War Service Records

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