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Lia Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from a short form of the personal name Elia. French: occupational name for someone who tied up vines, from French liat, past participle of lier ‘to tie’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of Li 4.

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


Similar surnames: Lian, Li, Lis, Via, Lio, Pia, Elia, Lipa, Lie, Lias

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Where is the Lia family from?

You can see how Lia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Lia families living in Minnesota. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lia's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lia families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lia. 33% of Lia men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Lia women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lia were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Barber
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    40%
  • Operator
    40%
  • Housework
    20%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lia 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 Lia. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lia. For the veterans among your Lia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lia lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lia in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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