Guess Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Guest. South German (Güss): topographic name for someone who lived near a torrent or on a flood plain, from Middle High German güsse ‘flood’, ‘flooding’. German: variant of Geis.

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


Similar surnames: Gress, Suess, Grass, Russ, Guss, Gess, Gless, Guest, Mess, Gloss

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Guess Family Origin

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Guess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guess. A less common occupation for the Guess family was Farming. The most common Guess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Guess's were Farmers.

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Guess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Guess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Guess in 1943 was 65, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guess

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