Luis Family History

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Luis Name Meaning

Portuguese (Luís) and Spanish: from the personal name Luís or Luis, from French Louis.

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

Similar surnames: Lois, Louis, Luiz, Buis, Lis, Luks, Duis, Ruis, Leis, Louise

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Luis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Luis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Luis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Luis Family Origin

Where is the Luis family from?

Luis Family Occupations

What did your Luis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Luis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Luis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Luis family was Farm Hand. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Luis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Luis Historical Records

What Luis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Luis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Luis. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Luis. For the veterans among your Luis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luis Life Expectancy

What is the average Luis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Luis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Luis in 1958 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Luis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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