Mullis Family History

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Mullis Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived at a millhouse (from Middle English mulle + hus; compare Millhouse), or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.

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

Similar surnames: Bullis, Mullen, Mellis, Millis, Mullet, Mullins, Sallis, Wallis

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Mullis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mullis name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Mullis Family Origin

Where is the Mullis family from?

Mullis Family Occupations

What did your Mullis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mullis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Mullis's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mullis. A less common occupation for the Mullis family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Mullis Historical Records

What Mullis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Mullis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mullis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mullis. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mullis. For the veterans among your Mullis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mullis Life Expectancy

What is the average Mullis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mullis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mullis in 1945 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mullis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mullis 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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