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Kiss Family History

Kiss Name Meaning
Hungarian: from kis ‘small’, applied as a nickname for a person of small stature or the younger of two bearers of the same personal name.English: from Anglo-Norman French cuisse ‘thigh’ (from Latin coxa), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of leg armor, which was normally of leather.German: variant of Kisch (of Czech origin).

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

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4,691 Military Records
12,487 Immigration Records
16,281 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kiss Families

  • Number of Kiss families
     42 - 81
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kiss families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kiss last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kiss Family Origin

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Kiss Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kiss

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Kiss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Kiss Civil War Service Records

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