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Molis Name Meaning

German: unexplained. Possibly a variant of Belgian French Malis, Molisse, a nickname from French malice ‘mischief’. Lithuanian: from molius ‘brickmaker’ or molis ‘clay’, also used in a transferred senses as a nickname for a dirty person.

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


Similar surnames: Moris, Melis, Molin, Morris, Miles, Bolus, Maris, Solis, Matis, Jolie

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Where is the Molis family from?

You can see how Molis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Molis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Molis families living in Iowa. This was about 27% of all the recorded Molis's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Molis families in 1880.
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What did your Molis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sales Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Molis. 30% of Molis men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Molis women worked as a Sales Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molis were Helper 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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Helper
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sales Clerk
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Molis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molis 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Molis. 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 214 military records available for the last name Molis. For the veterans among your Molis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molis lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Molis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Molis in 1964 was 75, and 68 in 2004.

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