History of your Surname
Get access to Sis family records.Start a free trial

Sis Family History

Sis Name Meaning

Czech: nickname from an altered form of the German adjective süss ‘sweet’, ‘sweet-natured’ (see Suess).

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

Similar surnames: Sik, Lis, Six, Suss, Ris, Mis, Sas, Siess, Leis, Ries

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Sis family from?

You can see how Sis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sis family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Sis families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Sis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sis. 63% of Sis men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sis were Laborer and Housework.

View Census data for Sis | Data not to scale

*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
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Sis family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Sis

Passenger Lists

There are 266 immigration records available for the last name Sis. 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.

View all Sis immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 287 military records available for the last name Sis. For the veterans among your Sis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sis military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sis family history.

Discover More

What is the average Sis lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Sis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sis in 1967 was 47, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sis

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Sis family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial