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Diss Family History

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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Where is the Diss family from?

You can see how Diss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Diss families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Diss families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 57% of all the recorded Diss's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Diss families in 1911.
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What did your Diss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Diss. 31% of Diss men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Diss women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diss were Salesman and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • House Work
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Diss lifespan?

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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