Geiss Name Meaning

variant of Geis. (southern) metonymic occupational name for a goatherd, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, Weiss, Deiss, Meiss, Geiser, Reis, Reiss, Gess, Neiss, Grass

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Geiss Family Origin

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Geiss Family Occupations

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  • Machinist

    33%
  • Mechinist

    33%
  • Turner

    33%

In 1881, Machinist and Mechinist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Geiss. A less common occupation for the Geiss family was Turner. The most common Geiss occupation in Canada was Machinist. 33% of Geiss's were Machinists.

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Geiss Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Geiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geiss in 1951 was 22, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geiss

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