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Levis Name Meaning

Jewish: Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname such as Levy or Levinson. French: habitational name from Levis, Yonne. French (Artois): from Old French vis ‘(spiral) staircase’, with the Old Picard feminine article le; perhaps a nickname for someone whose house had such a feature.

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


Similar surnames: Lavis, Lewis, Bevis, Levin, Levins, Lever, Levit, Leis, Revis, Levi

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Where is the Levis family from?

You can see how Levis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 26 Levis families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Levis's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Levis families in 1840.
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What did your Levis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Surgeon and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Levis. 20% of Levis men worked as a Surgeon and 59% of Levis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levis were Commercial Traveller and Unpaid Domestic.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Surgeon
    20%
  • Incapacitated
    20%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Commercial Traveller
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    59%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Levis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levis 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Levis. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Levis. For the veterans among your Levis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levis lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Levis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Levis in 1951 was 43, and 61 in 2004.

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