Fess Family History

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Fess Name Meaning

German: variant of Feese.

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

Similar surnames: Fees, Tess, Gess, Fuess, Fass, Ness, Fiss, Foss, Feser, Hess

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Fess Family Origin

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Fess Family Occupations

What did your Fess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Basket Maker, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fess. The most common Fess occupation in the USA was Basket Maker. 12% of Fess's were Basket Makers. A less common occupation for the Fess family was Carpenter.

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  • Basket Maker

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Fess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fess 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fess. 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 Fess. For the veterans among your Fess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fess Life Expectancy

What is the average Fess lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fess in 1953 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fess 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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