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Kies Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kis ‘gravel’, ‘low grade iron ore’, hence probably a topographic name for someone living on land characterized by coarse sand and pebbles or an occupational nickname for an iron smelter.

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


Similar surnames: Kiel, Kries, Ries, Mies, Fies, Kief, Bies, Kiss, Dies, Pries

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Where is the Kies family from?

You can see how Kies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kies families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kies families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Kies's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kies families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kies. 20% of Kies men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kies women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kies were Clerk and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kies. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kies. For the veterans among your Kies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kies lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kies in 1944 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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