Diss Family History

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Diss Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Diss in Suffolk, which gets its name from a Norman pronunciation of Middle English diche, Old English dic ‘ditch’, ‘dike’ (see Dyke). German: habitational name from Dissen near the Teutoburg forest.

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

Similar surnames: Biss, Riss, Dies, Kiss, Doss, Deiss, Lass, Weiss, Riis, Hiss

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Diss Family Origin

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Diss Family Occupations

What did your Diss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Diss occupation in the USA was Machinist. 18% of Diss's were Machinists. Machinist, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diss. A less common occupation for the Diss family was Laborer.

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  • Machinist

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Diss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Diss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diss 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 850 immigration records available for the last name Diss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Diss. For the veterans among your Diss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diss Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Diss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Diss in 1957 was 47, and 93 in 2004.

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