Gess Name Meaning

German: probably from a variant (possibly Slavic) of the Germanic personal name Gero, a short form of the various personal names formed with gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.

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


Similar surnames: Goss, Geis, Ress, Hess, Bess, Ness, Gress, Wess, Weiss, Guess

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Gess Family Origin

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Gess Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    50%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Cultivateur Son

    13%
  • Journalier

    13%

In 1881, the most common Gess occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 50% of Gess's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Blacksmith and Cultivateur Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gess. A less common occupation for the Gess family was Journalier.

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Gess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Gess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gess in 1963 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gess

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