Gess Name Meaning

German: probably from a variant (possibly Slavic) of the Germanic personal name Gero, a short form of the various personal names formed with gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.

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

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Gess Family Origin

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Gess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

In 1880, the most common Gess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Gess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gess family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gess.

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Gess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Gess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gess in 1963 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gess

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