Bies Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from bies ‘rush’, either a topographic name for some who lived where rushes grew, or metonymic occupational name for a weaver of rush matting. Polish: unflattering nickname from bies ‘devil’, ‘Satan’.

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


Similar surnames: Bien, Mies, Bier, Ries, Biss, Kies, Best, Biel, Bick, Lier

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Bies Family Origin

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Bies Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, At Home and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bies. The most common Bies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Bies's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bies family was Day Laborer.

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Bies Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, Bies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bies in 1961 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bies

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