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

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Wiss Family Origin

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Wiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

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Wiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiss

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