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Lies Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the female personal name Elisabeth (see Elizabeth ). German: nickname for a soft gentle decent person from Middle High German Middle Low German līs. German: topographic name from lis ‘swamp moor’ on which several field and river names are based. German: from a short form of the personal name Elias . Germanized form of Polish and Sorbian Lis 1 ‘fox’. Germanized form of Sorbian Lěs: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest from lěs ‘wood forest’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lis, Nies, Lier, Lias, Lien, Dies, Mies, Lie, Ries, Lieb

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Where is the Lies family from?

You can see how Lies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lies families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Lies family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lies's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lies families in 1840.
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What did your Lies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lies. 27% of Lies men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Lies women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lies were Manager and Attendant. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Attendant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lies. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Lies. For the veterans among your Lies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lies lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lies in 1948 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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