Kniess Family History

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Kniess Name Meaning

German: Germanized form of Slovenian or Croatian Knez; also a habitational name from a place in Mecklenburg, which is named with the same word.

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


Similar surnames: Kness, Ness, Kniss, Niese, Niss, Riess, Thiess, Kress, Kless, Enders

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Kniess Family Origin

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Kniess Family Occupations

What did your Kniess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kniess family was Wood Turner Trade. Farmer and Core Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kniess. The most common Kniess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Kniess's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Core Maker

    25%
  • Wood Turner Trade

    25%

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

Kniess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kniess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kniess 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kniess. 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 Kniess. For the veterans among your Kniess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kniess Life Expectancy

What is the average Kniess lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kniess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kniess in 1958 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kniess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kniess 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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