Thies Family History

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Thies Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Thiess, Thiel, Thie, Thiem, Tiegs, Tewes, Thinnes, Hees, Bries

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Thies Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Thies name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Thies. 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


  • Sweden


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Thies Family Origin

Where is the Thies family from?

Thies Family Occupations

What did your Thies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Thies's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thies family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thies.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Grocer

  • Laborer


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

Thies Historical Records

What Thies family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Thies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thies 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Thies. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Thies. For the veterans among your Thies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thies Life Expectancy

What is the average Thies lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Thies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thies in 1950 was 76, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thies 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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