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 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Diss. 3% of Diss men worked as a Farm Labourer and 60% of Diss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diss were Iron Moulder and Gown Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • Bricklayer (retired)
  • General Labourer
  • Iron Moulder

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Artificial Silk Weaver
  • Gown Machinist

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

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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diss 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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