Guss Family History

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Guss Name Meaning

nickname for an impetuous or effusive person, from Middle High German gus ‘outpouring’, ‘effusion’. variant spelling of Güss (see Guess).

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Nuss, Gass, Guess, Buss, Fuss, Gruss, Gurr, Lust, Biss

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Guss Family Origin

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Guss Family Occupations

What did your Guss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Guss occupation in Canada was Silver Plater. 100% of Guss's were Silver Platers.

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  • Silver Plater


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Guss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Guss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guss 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 Guss. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Guss. For the veterans among your Guss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guss Life Expectancy

What is the average Guss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Guss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Guss in 1944 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guss 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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