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Balis Family History

Balis Name Meaning

English: variant of Bayliss. Hungarian and Croatian (Bališ): from the personal name Bali, a pet form of Baltazar or Balint. Perhaps also Greek: occupational status name from Turkish balija ‘workman’, ‘low-ranking man’.

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


Similar surnames: Balik, Baris, Bali, Valis, Kalis, Bales, Balas, Balls, Banis, Balin

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Where is the Balis family from?

You can see how Balis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Balis families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Balis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Balis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balis. 20% of Balis men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Balis women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balis were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Balis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Balis. For the veterans among your Balis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Balis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Balis in 1963 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

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