Nuss Family History

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Nuss Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a (sometimes derogatory) nickname for a man thought to resemble a nut in some way (for example in having a round head and a brown complexion). (Nüss): variant of Nies.

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

Similar surnames: Buss, Russ, Nass, Fuss, Niss, Guss, Biss, Noss, Kuss, Ness

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Nuss Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nuss name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nuss. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Nuss Family Origin

Where is the Nuss family from?

Nuss Family Occupations

What did your Nuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nuss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Nuss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nuss family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nuss.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Nuss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Nuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nuss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nuss. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Nuss. For the veterans among your Nuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nuss Life Expectancy

What is the average Nuss lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nuss in 1946 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nuss 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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