Theis Family History

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Theis Name Meaning

North German: variant spelling of Theiss.

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

Similar surnames: Theil, Heis, Theile, Theus, Theiss, Theel, Reis, Hees, Dreis, Thee

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Theis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Theis name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Theis Family Origin

Where is the Theis family from?

Theis Family Occupations

What did your Theis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Theis family was Blacksmith. The most common Theis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Theis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Theis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Theis Historical Records

What Theis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Theis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theis 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Theis. 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 Theis. For the veterans among your Theis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Theis Life Expectancy

What is the average Theis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Theis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Theis in 1943 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Theis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Theis 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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