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Luis Family History

Luis Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Where is the Luis family from?

You can see how Luis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Luis families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Luis's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Luis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Luis. 25% of Luis men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Luis women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luis were New Worker and Housework. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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