Zeiss Name Meaning

German: nickname for a gentle person, from Middle High German zeiss ‘tender’, ‘kind’, ‘graceful’.

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

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Zeiss Family Origin

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Zeiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Bag Maker

    4%
  • Baker

    4%

In 1880, the most common Zeiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Zeiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zeiss family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Bag Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zeiss.

Source: Census data for Zeiss | Data not to scale

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Zeiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Zeiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zeiss in 1963 was 81, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zeiss

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