Neiss Name Meaning

German: nickname for a distrustful, suspicious person, from Middle High German niusen ‘to probe’.

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


Similar surnames: Zeiss, Leiss, Weiss, Neises, Meiss, Deiss, Bliss, Geiss, Reuss, Heuss

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Neiss Family Origin

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Neiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, the most common Neiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Neiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Neiss family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neiss.

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Neiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Neiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Neiss in 1955 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neiss

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