Criss Family History

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Criss Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gries.

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

Similar surnames: Crisp, Crist, Cress, Crass, Riss, Crise, Crites, Caris, Niss, Crite

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Criss Family Origin

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Criss Family Occupations

What did your Criss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Criss. 15% of Criss men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Criss women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Criss were Salesman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Criss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Criss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Criss 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 803 immigration records available for the last name Criss. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Criss. For the veterans among your Criss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Criss Life Expectancy

What is the average Criss lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Criss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Criss in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Criss 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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