Geiss Name Meaning

variant of Geis. (southern) metonymic occupational name for a goatherd, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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

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Geiss Family Origin

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Geiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geiss. The most common Geiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Geiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Geiss family was Laborer.

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Geiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Geiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geiss in 1951 was 22, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geiss

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