Wiss Family History

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Wiss Name Meaning

German: variant of Weiss. North German: nickname for a sure, reliable person, from Middle Low German wisse ‘sure’, ‘reliable’.

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


Similar surnames: Weiss, Wass, Wise, Kiss, Biss, Fiss, Niss, Guss, Lass, Diss

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Wiss Family Origin

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Wiss Family Occupations

What did your Wiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiss. A less common occupation for the Wiss family was Keeping House. The most common Wiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Wiss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Wiss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Wiss in 1954 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiss 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.

Famous Wiss Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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