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Fies Family History

Fies Name Meaning

German: nickname for an unpleasant, bullying, or repulsive person, from Middle Low German vies ‘disgusting’, Middle High German viez ‘violent’.

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


Similar surnames: Ries, Fieser, Kies, Dies, Mies, Fier, Bies, Gies, Fish, Files

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Where is the Fies family from?

You can see how Fies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Fies families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 68 Fies families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Fies's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fies families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fies. 20% of Fies men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Fies women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fies were Manager and Typist.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Weaver
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Typist
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fies 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 325 immigration records available for the last name Fies. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fies. For the veterans among your Fies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fies lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fies in 1940 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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