Criss Family History

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Criss Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gries.

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

Similar surnames: Crisp, Crist, Cress, Crass, Riss, Crise, Crites, Caris, Niss, Crite

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Criss Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Criss name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Criss. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Criss Family Origin

Where is the Criss family from?

Criss Family Occupations

What did your Criss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Dressmaker and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Criss. The most common Criss occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Criss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Criss family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

  • Dressmaker

  • Farmer Son

  • Fisherman


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

Criss Historical Records

What Criss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Criss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Criss 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 803 immigration records available for the last name Criss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Criss. For the veterans among your Criss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Criss Life Expectancy

What is the average Criss lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Criss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Criss in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Criss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Criss 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.

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