Meiss Family History

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Meiss Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German meiss ‘felling area’, ‘felled timber’.

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

Similar surnames: Weiss, Mess, Meise, Deiss, Neiss, Meis, Zeiss, Geiss, Leiss, Geist

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Meiss Family Origin

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Meiss Family Occupations

What did your Meiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meiss. 32% of Meiss men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Meiss women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meiss were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Meiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meiss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meiss. 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 Meiss. For the veterans among your Meiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Meiss lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Meiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Meiss in 1955 was 66, and 68 in 2004.

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