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

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  • Basket Maker

    12%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Fess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fess

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