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 1880, a less common occupation for the Meiss family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meiss. The most common Meiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Meiss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Cigar Maker

    6%

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

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 642 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meiss 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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