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

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Heiss Family Origin

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Heiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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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

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