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

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  • Carpenter

    21%
  • Day Laborer

    7%
  • Disabled On R.R.

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%

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

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Niess Historical Records

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Niess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niess

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