Dyess Family History

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Dyess Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Deis. English: unexplained. Possibly a variant of Dice or Dye.

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


Similar surnames: Dyes, Dress, Bess, Deese, Gess, Deiss, Ness, Wiess, Hyers, Guess

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Dyess Family Origin

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Dyess Family Occupations

What did your Dyess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dyess. 31% of Dyess men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Dyess women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dyess were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%

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

Dyess Historical Records

What Dyess family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dyess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dyess 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Dyess. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dyess. For the veterans among your Dyess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dyess Life Expectancy

What is the average Dyess lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dyess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dyess in 1944 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dyess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dyess 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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