Kriss Family History

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Kriss Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Swiss German Kries, Alemannic form of Kirsch ‘cherry’.

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


Similar surnames: Krise, Kress, Kries, Krist, Kniss, Risi, Ris, Kiss, Kritz, Kribs

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Kriss Family Origin

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Kriss Family Occupations

What did your Kriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kriss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Kriss's were Farmers. Farmer, Harness Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kriss. A less common occupation for the Kriss family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Harness Maker

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

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

Kriss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kriss Life Expectancy

What is the average Kriss lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kriss in 1953 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kriss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kriss 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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