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Suss Family History

Suss Name Meaning

German (Süss) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Suess. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Zus, a pet form of Sussman.

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


Similar surnames: Huss, Suess, Kuss, Buss, Russ, Ross, Susa, Tuss, Luks, Sasse

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Where is the Suss family from?

You can see how Suss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Suss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Suss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Suss family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Suss's in the USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Suss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Suss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Suss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Suss. 19% of Suss men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Suss women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Suss were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housework
    24%
  • Stenographer
    18%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Suss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Suss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Suss. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Suss. For the veterans among your Suss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Suss lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Suss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Suss in 1947 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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