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Eis Family History

Eis Name Meaning

from the Germanic personal name Iso. habitational name for someone from Eisa, the name of a former town in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Lis, Eid, Meis, Deis, Mis, Enis, Ris, Neis, Heit

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Where is the Eis family from?

You can see how Eis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eis family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Eis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 40 Eis families living in Iowa. This was about 35% of all the recorded Eis's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Eis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eis. 51% of Eis men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Eis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eis were Laborer and Saleslady.

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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
    51%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Saleslady
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Eis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eis 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 895 immigration records available for the last name Eis. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Eis. For the veterans among your Eis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Eis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Eis in 1963 was 80, and 76 in 2004.

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