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Allis Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French female personal name Alis (Alice), which, together with its diminutive Alison, was extremely popular in England in the Middle Ages. The personal name is of Germanic origin, brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a contracted form of Germanic Adalhaid(is), which is composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + haid ‘brilliance’, ‘beauty’.

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

Similar surnames: Fallis, Rallis, Alles, Wallis, Ellis, Allin, Annis, Albin, Alley

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Where is the Allis family from?

You can see how Allis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Allis families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Allis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Allis families in 1840.
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What did your Allis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Allis. 23% of Allis men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Allis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allis were Clerk and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Allis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Allis. For the veterans among your Allis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Allis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Allis in 1957 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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