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Niss Name Meaning

German and Danish: assimilated form of Nils, a contraction of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Americanized spelling of German Nüss ‘nut’ (see Nuss 2). Jewish (from Ukraine and Poland): ornamental name from Yiddish dialect nis ‘nut’ (cognate with German Nüss; see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Nish, Nuss, Kniss, Nissen, Riss, Ness, Nims, Hiss, Nass, Wiss

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Niss Family Origin

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Niss Family Occupations

What did your Niss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Niss family was Soap Business. The most common Niss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Niss's were Farmers. Farmer, Furniture Store and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niss.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Furniture Store

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Soap Business

    20%

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

Niss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niss 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 Niss. 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 Niss. For the veterans among your Niss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niss Life Expectancy

What is the average Niss lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Niss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Niss in 1965 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niss 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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