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Levis Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Levis (Old English Lēofhyse from lēof ‘dear beloved’ + hyse ‘youth warrior’). English: occasionally perhaps from the Middle English personal name Leve Old English Lēofa (male) or Lēofe (female) which derive from lēof ‘dear beloved’ with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s since Leve is attested as a medieval surname. English: perhaps also from Middle English lef leve plural leves possibly representing Old English lēaf ‘leaf foliage’ in some topographic sense or Old English hlīf ‘shelter’. English: occasionally perhaps a pronunciation of Levers or vice versa. Irish: shortened form of Dunleavy . Italian: patronymic from the personal name Levi . It is formed with the Latin ablative plural suffix -is imparting the sense ‘belonging to of’ in this case ‘member of the Levi family’ (compare Levi ). This surname is also found in southern France. As a French Canadian surname of Italian origin it is spelled Lévis.7: French (Artois): from Old French vis ‘(spiral) staircase’ with fused Old Picard feminine article le; perhaps a nickname for someone whose house had such a feature.8: Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish Ashkenazic surname such as Levy or Levinson .

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

Similar surnames: Lavis, Lewis, Bevis, Levin, Levins, Lever, Levit, Leis, Revis, Levi

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You can see how Levis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 45 Levis families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Levis's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Levis families in 1891.
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What did your Levis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Surgeon and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Levis. 20% of Levis men worked as a Surgeon and 59% of Levis women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levis were Plasterer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Surgeon
  • Incapacitated
  • Labourer
  • Plasterer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic
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What is the average Levis lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Levis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Levis in 1951 was 43, and 61 in 2004.

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