Kiess Family History

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Kiess Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Kies.

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


Similar surnames: Wiess, Kiss, Niess, Kees, Kleiss, Riese, Kress, Kniess, Kless, Liess

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Kiess Family Origin

Where is the Kiess family from?

Kiess Family Occupations

What did your Kiess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiess. The most common Kiess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Kiess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kiess family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%

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

Kiess Historical Records

What Kiess family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kiess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiess 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 Kiess

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kiess. 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 Kiess. For the veterans among your Kiess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiess Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiess lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kiess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kiess in 1955 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kiess 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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