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Lias Name Meaning

Greek: from the personal name Lias, short form of Elias. Portuguese: from a short form of the personal name Elias.

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


Similar surnames: Lies, Elias, Lia, Lis, Lins, Dias, Ris, Lian, Lips, Lau

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Where is the Lias family from?

You can see how Lias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lias family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lias families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Lias families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lias's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lias families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lias surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lias ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lias. 38% of Lias men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Lias women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lias were Manager and Laundress.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Laundress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lias 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Lias. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lias. For the veterans among your Lias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lias lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Lias in 1960 was 56, and 67 in 2004.

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