Fess Name Meaning

German: variant of Feese.

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


Similar surnames: Fees, Tess, Gess, Fuess, Fass, Ness, Fiss, Foss, Feser, Hess

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Fess Family Origin

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Fess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Farmer Son

    24%
  • Son

    12%
  • Shoe Maker

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fess family was Shoe Maker. The most common Fess occupation in Canada was Farmer. 59% of Fess's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fess.

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Fess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Fess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fess in 1953 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fess

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