Annis Family History

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Annis Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English female personal name Annes, Old French Anes, vernacular form of Late Latin Agnes, which is in turn an adaptation of the Greek name Hagne ‘pure’, ‘holy’. St. Agnes was a virgin martyr, one of those who suffered under the persecutions of Diocletian in 303 ad. Her name was associated by folk etymology with Latin agnus ‘lamb’, and in medieval art she is often depicted with a lamb (the lamb of God).

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

Similar surnames: Dennis, Danis, Artis, Anna, Anania, Annese, Bennis, Anthis, Atnip

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Annis Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Annis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Annis Family Origin

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Annis Family Occupations

What did your Annis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Annis family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Annis. The most common Annis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Annis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Annis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Annis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Annis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Annis. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Annis. For the veterans among your Annis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Annis Life Expectancy

What is the average Annis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Annis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Annis in 1944 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Annis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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