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Less Name Meaning

Probably a shortened form of an unidentified Jewish surname. English: variant of Lass 3.

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

Similar surnames: Lees, Lass, Bess, Ness, Gess, Hess, Leas, Leys, Leos, Liss

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Less Family Origin

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Less Family Occupations

What did your Less ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Less family was Brakeman. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Less. The most common Less occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Less's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brakeman


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Less Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Less. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Less 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Less. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Less. For the veterans among your Less ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Less Life Expectancy

What is the average Less lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Less life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Less in 1951 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Less 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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