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Corliss Name Meaning

English: nickname for a carefree person, from Old English carleas (a compound of caru ‘grief’, ‘care’ + leas ‘free from’, ‘without’).

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


Similar surnames: Cornish, Curtis, Corbin, Corless, Bayliss, Cross, Cordes, Collins

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Corliss Family Origin

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Corliss Family Occupations

What did your Corliss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Corliss family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corliss. The most common Corliss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Corliss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Corliss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Corliss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Corliss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corliss 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Corliss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Corliss. For the veterans among your Corliss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corliss Life Expectancy

What is the average Corliss lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Corliss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Corliss in 1942 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corliss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corliss 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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