Kess Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Kess Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Kes, Ess, Kass, Hess, Bess, Pels, Hees, Lass, Vess, Mess

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kess Family Origin

Where is the Kess family from?

Kess Family Occupations

What did your Kess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kess. A less common occupation for the Kess family was Cooper Shop. The most common Kess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Kess's were Farmers.

View Census data for Kess | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    36%
  • Farm Laborer

    21%
  • Baker

    7%
  • Cooper Shop

    7%

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

Kess Historical Records

What Kess family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kess census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kess

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kess. 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.

View all Kess immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kess. For the veterans among your Kess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kess military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kess family history.

Kess Life Expectancy

What is the average Kess lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kess in 1960 was 33, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kess 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.

Famous Kess Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name