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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Cigar Maker

    6%

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

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Meiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meiss

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