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Mies Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat-bog, Middle High German mies; or a habitational name from Mies, named with the same word. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Bartholomeus (see Bartholomew). Dutch (van der Mies): variant of Meers 2.

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


Similar surnames: Ries, Mier, Moes, Dies, Miles, Lier, Mees, Kies, Bies, Miers

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Where is the Mies family from?

You can see how Mies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mies families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Mies families living in Illinois. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mies's in the USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Mies families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mies. 34% of Mies men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Mies women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mies were Farming and Secretary.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    27%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • School Teacher
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mies 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 808 immigration records available for the last name Mies. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mies. For the veterans among your Mies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mies lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mies in 1958 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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