Wess Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Wasmuot.

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

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Wess Family Origin

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Wess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Cook

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wess family was Cook. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wess. The most common Wess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wess's were Farmers.

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Wess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Wess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wess in 1952 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wess

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