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Palys Surname Meaning

Polish (Pałys): variant of Pałysz a derivative of pała ‘staff club truncheon’ which was also used metaphorically as an unflattering nickname meaning ‘blockhead’.

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

Similar surnames: Galus, Palla, Palms, Patyk, Ales, Pas, Palas, Zales, Salas, Paley

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Where is the Palys family from?

You can see how Palys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palys family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Palys families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Palys families living in Massachusetts. This was about 24% of all the recorded Palys's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Palys families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Palys. 45% of Palys men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Palys women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palys were Weaver and Packer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Assembler
  • Beautician
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 579 census records available for the last name Palys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palys 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 339 immigration records available for the last name Palys. 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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Draft Cards

There are 267 military records available for the last name Palys. For the veterans among your Palys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palys lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Palys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Palys in 1958 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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