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Mis Name Meaning

Polish (Miś): from a pet form of the personal name Michał (see Michael ). Polish (Miś): perhaps also a nickname from miś ‘bear’. Croatian and Slovenian (Miš): nickname from miš ‘mouse’. Compare Misch and Mish . Amerindian (Mexico Guatemala and Belize): Mayan name from a word meaning ‘cat’ and probably also from the name of a bromeliad plant (Tillandsia brachycaulos).

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

Similar surnames: Meis, Lis, Min, Mir, Mies, Mais, Mak, Ris, Mix, Mas

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Where is the Mis family from?

You can see how Mis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Mis families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Mis's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Mis families in 1880.
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What did your Mis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mis. 44% of Mis men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Mis women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mis were Fireman and Comptometer Op. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farm Laborer
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Janitress
  • Maid
  • Comptometer Op
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Mis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mis 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 Mis. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Mis. For the veterans among your Mis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mis in 1957 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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