Kleiss Family History

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Kleiss Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Kleis.

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

Similar surnames: Kleis, Kreiss, Klauss, Kiess, Klise, Kless, Liss, Klass, Preiss

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Kleiss Family Origin

Where is the Kleiss family from?

Kleiss Family Occupations

What did your Kleiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kleiss family was Dyer. The most common Kleiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Kleiss's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpet Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kleiss.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpet Weaver

  • Dyer


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

Kleiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kleiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kleiss 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 928 immigration records available for the last name Kleiss. 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 440 military records available for the last name Kleiss. For the veterans among your Kleiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kleiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Kleiss lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kleiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kleiss in 1959 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kleiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kleiss 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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