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

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  • Machinist

    18%
  • Carpenter

    12%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%

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

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Diss Historical Records

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Diss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diss

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