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Deiss Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from a short form of an old personal name formed with Old High German tac ‘day’. German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with diet ‘people nation’.

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


Similar surnames: Weiss, Heiss, Reiss, Reis, Deis, Dies, Geiss, Meiss, Ress, Gess

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Where is the Deiss family from?

You can see how Deiss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deiss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Deiss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 24 Deiss families living in Indiana. This was about 15% of all the recorded Deiss's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Deiss families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deiss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deiss. 27% of Deiss men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Deiss women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deiss were Salesman and Domestic Girl. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Domestic Girl
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deiss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deiss. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Deiss lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Deiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Deiss in 1961 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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