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Heiss Family History

Heiss Name Meaning
South German and Austrian: variant of Hiess, which is from an aphetic short form of the personal name Mathies (see Matthew).South German and Austrian: variant of Heuss.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German heiss ‘hot’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

73,420 Historical Documents with Heiss on Ancestry.com
27,946 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,975 Military Records
2,433 Immigration Records
11,943 Census and Voter Lists
23,123 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Heiss Families

  • Number of Heiss families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heiss families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heiss families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Heiss census records

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Heiss Family Origin

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Heiss Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Heiss

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Heiss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Heiss census records

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Heiss Civil War Service Records

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