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Artis Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the French province of Artois from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin Atrebates the name of the local Gaulish tribe). French: from Old French artis ‘woodworm’ Old Occitan arta ‘moth’ possibly applied as a nickname for someone suffering from a wasting disease perhaps leprosy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Curtis, Annis, Artist, Marti, Aris, Martis, Dardis, Astin, Hartis

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Where is the Artis family from?

You can see how Artis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Artis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Artis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 72 Artis families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Artis's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Artis families in 1891.
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What did your Artis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Milling Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Artis. 50% of Artis men worked as a Milling Machinist and 91% of Artis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Artis were Retired and Waitress. .

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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 1939

  • Milling Machinist
    50%
  • Retired
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    91%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Waitress
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Artis. For the veterans among your Artis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Artis lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Artis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Artis in 1949 was 39, and 66 in 2004.

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