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Seiss Name Meaning

German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German seis(s)e seitze ‘scythe’ for a reaper or mower or a maker of the instrument. German: variant of Seitz . German: variant of Seith . Altered form of German or Jewish Siess .

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

Similar surnames: Heiss, Reiss, Weiss, Deiss, Geiss, Seiser, Preiss, Twiss, Sens, Reis

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Where is the Seiss family from?

You can see how Seiss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seiss family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seiss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Seiss families living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Seiss's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Seiss families in 1840.
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What did your Seiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seiss. 16% of Seiss men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Seiss women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiss were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Servant
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Seiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seiss 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 429 immigration records available for the last name Seiss. 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 818 military records available for the last name Seiss. For the veterans among your Seiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seiss lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Seiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Seiss in 1956 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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