Theiss Family History

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Theiss Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Heiss, Thiess, Thies, Theisen, Theus, Heis, Hess, Heims, Heise, Thein

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Theiss Family Origin

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Theiss Family Occupations

What did your Theiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Theiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Theiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Theiss family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Laborer and Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Theiss.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Minister

    4%
  • Saloon Keeper

    4%

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

Theiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Theiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theiss 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Theiss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Theiss. For the veterans among your Theiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Theiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Theiss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Theiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Theiss in 1954 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Theiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Theiss 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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