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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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Where is the Nuss family from?

You can see how Nuss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nuss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nuss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Nuss families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Nuss's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nuss families in 1840.
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What did your Nuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nuss. 21% of Nuss men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Nuss women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nuss were Clerk and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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