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Lois Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: from a local variant personal names Luis or Eloi (see Loy). Greek (also Loes): from a Greek form of the French personal name, Louis. The name is found especially in Cyprus, which was under French rule for a time in the Middle Ages. It may also be a shortening of Loizos, patronymic Loizidis, which have the same origin.

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

Similar surnames: Lis, Lais, Louis, Luis, Bois, Loi, Loris, Leis, Loss, Blois

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Where is the Lois family from?

You can see how Lois families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lois family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lois families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lois family living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lois's in the USA. Missouri and 2 other states had the highest population of Lois families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lois surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lois ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lois. 29% of Lois men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Lois women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lois were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lois 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lois. 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 373 military records available for the last name Lois. For the veterans among your Lois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lois lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lois in 1960 was 57, and 63 in 2004.

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