Greiss Family History

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Greiss Name Meaning

German: variant of Greis. Muslim: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Geiss, Reiss, Kreiss, Preiss, Reis, Greis, Geise, Greiser, Reish

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Greiss Family Origin

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Greiss Family Occupations

What did your Greiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Greiss family was Carpenter. Farmer, Blacksmith In Carriage Factory and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greiss. The most common Greiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Greiss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Blacksmith In Carriage Factory

    6%
  • Bookkeeper

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Greiss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Greiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Greiss lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Greiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Greiss in 1948 was 27, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greiss 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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