Challis Family History

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Challis Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Eschalle in Pas-de-Calais, France, which is named from Old French eschelle ‘ladder’ (Latin scala).

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


Similar surnames: Callis, Fallis, Allis, Charles, Chall, Chaplin, Wallis, Chellis

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Challis Family Origin

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Challis Family Occupations

What did your Challis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Challis. 21% of Challis men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Challis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Challis were Manager and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%

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

Challis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Challis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Challis 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 Challis. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Challis. For the veterans among your Challis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Challis Life Expectancy

What is the average Challis lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Challis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Challis in 1960 was 34, and 84 in 2004.

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