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Lie Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant spelling of Li 4. In Norway this is the most frequent spelling. Dutch (de Lie): from a short form of the saint’s name Odilia, the Latin form of a Germanic name Odela, from othala ‘paternal inheritance or possession’. Variant of Korean Li.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Lien, Lier, Lim, Lio, Li, Lia, Lied, Lies, Lipe

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Where is the Lie family from?

You can see how Lie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lie families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 44 Lie families living in Minnesota. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lie's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lie families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lie. 53% of Lie men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lie women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lie were Janitor and Teacher.

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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
    53%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Janitor
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Student Nurse
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Lie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lie 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Lie. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Lie. For the veterans among your Lie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lie lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Lie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lie in 1966 was 78, and 66 in 2003.

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