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Suess Name Meaning

German (Süss) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or Jewish ornamental name from Middle High German, German süss ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’.

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

Similar surnames: Siess, Suss, Guess, Stoss, Russ, Gress, Ress, Mess, Kuss, Guss

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Where is the Suess family from?

You can see how Suess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Suess family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Suess families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 49 Suess families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Suess's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Suess families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Suess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Suess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Suess. 20% of Suess men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Suess women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Suess were Machinist and Laborer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Suess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Suess 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Suess. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Suess. For the veterans among your Suess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Suess lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Suess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Suess in 1955 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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