Chess Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cressy, Bess, Chesson, Check, Che, Cross, Crees, Chesser, Chee

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Chess Family Origin

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Chess Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    40%
  • General Manager

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Servant

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chess family was Servant. The most common Chess occupation in Canada was Going To School. 40% of Chess's were Going To Schools. Going To School, General Manager and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chess.

Source: Census data for Chess | Data not to scale

Chess Historical Records

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Chess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Chess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chess in 1946 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chess

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