Jess Family History

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Jess Name Meaning

English: variant of Jesse.

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


Similar surnames: Ness, Less, Jesse, Joss, Bess, Tess, Gess, Jessup, Lass, Fess

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Jess Family Origin

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Jess Family Occupations

What did your Jess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Jess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jess family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jess.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Brick Mason

    3%

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

Jess Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jess Life Expectancy

What is the average Jess lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Jess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jess in 1953 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jess 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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