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His Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lis, Hils, Mis, Ris, Hiss, Vis, Hix, Heis, Eis, Sis

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Where is the His family from?

You can see how His families moved over time by selecting different census years. The His family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most His families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 His family living in Buckinghamshire. This was 100% of all the recorded His's in United Kingdom. Buckinghamshire had the highest population of His families in 1891.
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What did your His ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name His. Like a window into their day-to-day life, His 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name His. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 733 military records available for the last name His. For the veterans among your His ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average His lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, His life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for His in 1978 was 79, and 51 in 2004.

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