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Reiss Family History

Reiss Name Meaning
German: variant of Reis 1.German: from any of several Germanic personal names composed with ric ‘power(ful)’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis.German: from a French Huguenot name Ris, rendered as Reis, Reiss.

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

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69,011 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,387 Military Records
13,006 Immigration Records
30,375 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Reiss Families

  • Number of Reiss families
     193 - 384
     65 - 192
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reiss families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reiss families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Reiss census records

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Reiss Family Origin

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Reiss Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Reiss

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Reiss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Reiss census records

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Reiss Civil War Service Records

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