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Duis Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name Theudo, meaning ‘people’, ‘tribe’. North German: topographic name from Westphalian dialect dus ‘pile’, ‘decay’.

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


Similar surnames: Duin, Buis, Dubs, Deis, Duus, Duris, Rais, Dues, Muns, Ris

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Where is the Duis family from?

You can see how Duis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Duis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Duis families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Duis's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Duis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duis. 49% of Duis men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Duis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duis were Proprietor and School Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    67%
  • School Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Duis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duis 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Duis. 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 644 military records available for the last name Duis. For the veterans among your Duis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duis lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Duis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Duis in 1956 was 67, and 90 in 2004.

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