Kness Family History

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Kness Name Meaning

Germanized or Americanized form of Slavic Knez.

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


Similar surnames: Kniess, Kniss, Knesek, Kunesh, Kines, Kless, Ness, Niss, Kress, Kuss

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Kness Family Origin

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Kness Family Occupations

What did your Kness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kness. A less common occupation for the Kness family was Coach Painter. The most common Kness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Kness's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Coach Painter

    4%

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

Kness Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Kness Life Expectancy

What is the average Kness lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kness in 1951 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kness 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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