Leiss Family History

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Leiss Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German lise ‘quiet’, ‘soft’, ‘slow’.

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


Similar surnames: Leins, Leis, Leise, Weiss, Zeiss, Neiss, Meiss, Leist, Heiss, Geiss

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Leiss Family Origin

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Leiss Family Occupations

What did your Leiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leiss family was Boarding House. The most common Leiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Leiss's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leiss.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Boarding House

    4%

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

Leiss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Leiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Leiss lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Leiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Leiss in 1952 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leiss 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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