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Guess Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Guest. South German (Güss): topographic name for someone who lived near a torrent or on a flood plain, from Middle High German güsse ‘flood’, ‘flooding’. German: variant of Geis.

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


Similar surnames: Gress, Suess, Grass, Russ, Guss, Gess, Gless, Guest, Mess, Gloss

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Guess Family Origin

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Guess Family Occupations

What did your Guess ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Guess. 20% of Guess men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Guess women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guess were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • maker
    10%
  • Bank Man
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • School Teacher
    34%
  • teacher
    17%
  • Accountant
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%

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

Guess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Guess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guess 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Guess. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Guess. For the veterans among your Guess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guess Life Expectancy

What is the average Guess lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Guess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Guess in 1943 was 65, and 70 in 2004.

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