History of your Surname
Get access to Leis family records.Start a free trial

Leis Family History

Leis Name Meaning

Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Laurei(n)s (see Lawrence ). German: nickname for a soft-spoken quiet person from Middle High German līse ‘quiet’. German: in some cases from a vernacular short form of the personal name Nikolaus . Galician: habitational name from a place called Leis de Nemancos in A Coruña province Galicia (Spain) of pre-Roman origin.

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


Similar surnames: Leise, Leins, Reis, Lais, Lein, Leiss, Leys, Meis, Leib, Lis

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Leis family from?

You can see how Leis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 30 Leis families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Leis's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Leis families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Leis. 100% of Leis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Leis | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Leis family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Leis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Leis

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leis. 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.

View all Leis immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Leis military records

You've only scratched the surface of Leis family history

Discover More

What is the average Leis lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Leis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Leis in 1947 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leis

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Leis family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Leis last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial