Shess Family History

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Shess Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hess, Chess, Ness, Hees, Huss, Kress, Hass, Gress, Ress, Bress

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Shess Family Origin

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Shess Family Occupations

What did your Shess ancestors do for a living?

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

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Shess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 231 census records available for the last name Shess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shess 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Shess. 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 263 military records available for the last name Shess. For the veterans among your Shess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shess Life Expectancy

What is the average Shess lifespan?

Between 1982 and 1994, in the United States, Shess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Shess in 1982 was 77, and 83 in 1994.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shess 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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