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Leis Family History

Leis Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Laurei(n)s (see Lawrence). German: nickname for a soft-spoken, quiet person, from Middle High German lise ‘quiet’.

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


Similar surnames: Leise, Leins, Reis, Lais, Lein, Leiss, Leys, Meis, Leib, Lis

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Where is the Leis family from?

You can see how Leis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Leis family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Leis's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Leis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leis. 22% of Leis men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Leis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leis were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Leis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leis. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Leis. For the veterans among your Leis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leis lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Leis in 1947 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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