Kanis Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: altered spelling of Canis, a humanistic Latinization of Dutch de Hond(t), German Hundt, nicknames meaning ‘dog’. German: variant of Kanitz.

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

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Kanis Family Origin

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Kanis Family Occupations

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  • Weaver, Cotton Mill

    50%
  • Works In Mat Fact

    50%

In 1880, Weaver, Cotton Mill and Works In Mat Fact were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kanis. The most common Kanis occupation in the USA was Weaver, Cotton Mill. 50% of Kanis's were Weaver, Cotton Mills.

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Kanis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Kanis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kanis in 1950 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kanis

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