Leis Family History

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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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Leis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    21%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Italy

    4%

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Leis Family Origin

Where is the Leis family from?

Leis Family Occupations

What did your Leis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leis family was Tailor. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leis. The most common Leis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Leis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%

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

Leis Historical Records

What Leis family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Leis Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leis 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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