Vis Name Meaning

Dutch (de Vis): from vis ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fishmonger, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.

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


Similar surnames: Fish, Vos, Lis, Mis, Vas, Ris, Eis, Pas, Sas, Vise

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Vis Family Origin

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Vis Family Occupations

What did your Vis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Works In Furniture Factory and Basket Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vis. The most common Vis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Vis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vis family was Finisher Of Furn..

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Works In Furniture Factory

    25%
  • Basket Manufacturer

    13%
  • Finisher Of Furn.

    13%

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

Vis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Vis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vis. For the veterans among your Vis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vis Life Expectancy

What is the average Vis lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Vis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vis in 1963 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vis 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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