Bless Family History

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Bless Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Blasius.

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

Similar surnames: Blesi, Blass, Bloss, Plass, Kleiss, Bess, Pless, Blees, Less, Gless

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Bless Family Origin

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Bless Family Occupations

What did your Bless ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bless occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Bless's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bless family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bless.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bless ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bless Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bless census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bless. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bless. For the veterans among your Bless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bless Life Expectancy

What is the average Bless lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bless in 1952 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bless

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bless ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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