Heiss Family History

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Heiss Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: variant of Hiess, which is from an aphetic short form of the personal name Mathies (see Matthew). South German and Austrian: variant of Heuss. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German heiss ‘hot’.

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


Similar surnames: Hess, Weiss, Reiss, Heis, Deiss, Hiss, Reis, Heims, Heise, Theiss

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Heiss Family Origin

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Heiss Family Occupations

What did your Heiss ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heiss family was Carpenter. The most common Heiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Heiss's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heiss.

Source: Census data for Heiss | Data not to scale

Heiss Historical Records

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Heiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Heiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Heiss in 1944 was 25, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heiss

Famous Heiss Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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