Thiess Family History

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Thiess 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: Thies, Tiegs, Theiss, Thiessen, Theus, Thie, Thiel, Hess, Thiede

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Thiess Family Origin

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Thiess Family Occupations

What did your Thiess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thiess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Thiess's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thiess. A less common occupation for the Thiess family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House


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

Thiess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Thiess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thiess 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 905 immigration records available for the last name Thiess. 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 642 military records available for the last name Thiess. For the veterans among your Thiess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thiess Life Expectancy

What is the average Thiess lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Thiess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Thiess in 1963 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thiess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thiess 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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