Pleiss Family History

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Pleiss Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Pleissa, near Chemnitz.

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


Similar surnames: Pless, Kleist, Plein, Preiss, Bliss, Weiss, Plass, Gless, Preuss

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Pleiss Family Origin

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Pleiss Family Occupations

What did your Pleiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pleiss family was Stone Mason. Farmer and Saloon Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pleiss. The most common Pleiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Pleiss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Saloon Keeper

    33%
  • Stone Mason

    33%

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

Pleiss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pleiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Pleiss lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pleiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pleiss in 1960 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pleiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pleiss 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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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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