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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


Similar surnames: Kruis, Tanis, Banis, Manis, Danis, Kunis, Janis, Hanis, Enis, Kamin

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Kanis Family Origin

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Kanis Family Occupations

What did your Kanis ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Weaver, Cotton Mill

    50%
  • Works In Mat Fact

    50%

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

Kanis Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kanis Life Expectancy

What is the average Kanis lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kanis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kanis 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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