Wyss Name Meaning

Swiss German: Alemannic form of Weiss.

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


Similar surnames: Wiss, Wess, Weiss, Weis, Swiss, Bess, Pass, Zoss, Kuss, Oss

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Wyss Family Origin

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Wyss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Bar Keeper

    6%
  • Carpet Weaver

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wyss family was Carpet Weaver. Farmer, Keeping House and Bar Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wyss. The most common Wyss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wyss's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Wyss | Data not to scale

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Wyss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Wyss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wyss in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wyss

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