Shiess Family History

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Shiess 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: Siess, Thiess, Shiers, Shiels, Schiess, Spiess, Shields, Shield

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Shiess Family Origin

Where is the Shiess family from?

Shiess Family Occupations

What did your Shiess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Laborer, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shiess. The most common Shiess occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 25% of Shiess's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Shiess family was Student.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Student


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

Shiess Historical Records

What Shiess family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 252 census records available for the last name Shiess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiess 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 26 immigration records available for the last name Shiess. 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 14 military records available for the last name Shiess. For the veterans among your Shiess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiess Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiess lifespan?

Average Shiess life expectancy in 1971 was 80 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiess 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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