Kniss Family History

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Kniss Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kniess. Possibly a shortened form of German Knüsli (see Knisley).

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


Similar surnames: Niss, Kriss, Kass, Bliss, Knost, Kness, Kniess, Knies, Weiss, Krise

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Kniss Family Origin

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Kniss Family Occupations

What did your Kniss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kniss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Kniss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kniss family was Banker. Farmer, Laborer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kniss.

View Census data for Kniss | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Shoe Maker

    5%
  • Banker

    3%

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

Kniss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kniss Life Expectancy

What is the average Kniss lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kniss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kniss in 1959 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kniss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kniss 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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