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Sluis Family History

Sluis Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a lock or weir, Middle Dutch sluis. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from a place in the province of Zeeland, founded in the 13th century and named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Solis, Kruis, Buis, Lis, Suits, Stuit, Sallis, Duis, Klus, Lois

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Where is the Sluis family from?

You can see how Sluis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sluis family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sluis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Sluis families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Sluis's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Sluis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sluis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sluis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Sluis. 37% of Sluis men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Lans Coper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sluis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sluis 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 Sluis. 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 222 military records available for the last name Sluis. For the veterans among your Sluis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sluis lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Sluis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sluis in 1965 was 67, and 70 in 2004.

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