Niess Family History

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Niess Name Meaning

German: variant of Nies 1.

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


Similar surnames: Niese, Wiess, Ness, Kiess, Gies, Liess, Niss, Siess, Riese, Ziems

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Niess Family Origin

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Niess Family Occupations

What did your Niess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Niess family was Farmer. Carpenter, Day Laborer and Disabled On R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niess. The most common Niess occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 21% of Niess's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    21%
  • Day Laborer

    7%
  • Disabled On R.R.

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%

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

Niess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niess census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Niess

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Niess. 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 Niess. For the veterans among your Niess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niess Life Expectancy

What is the average Niess lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Niess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Niess in 1960 was 67, and 92 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niess 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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