Reiss Name Meaning

German: variant of Reis 1. German: from any of several Germanic personal names composed with ric ‘power(ful)’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis. German: from a French Huguenot name Ris, rendered as Reis, Reiss.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Weiss, Heiss, Preiss, Reise, Deiss, Riss, Reiff, Ris, Ress

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Reiss Family Origin

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Reiss Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reiss. The most common Reiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Reiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reiss family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%

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Reiss Historical Records

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Reiss Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Reiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reiss in 1941 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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