Hiss Family History

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Hiss Name Meaning

from a short form of the Germanic personal name Hizo, a short form of names with hild ‘fight’, ‘battle’ as the first element. South German: variant of Heiss 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hils, Huss, Heiss, Hass, Hess, Riss, Hild, Ris, Hilt, Kiss

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Hiss Family Origin

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Hiss Family Occupations

What did your Hiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hiss family was Keeping House. The most common Hiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 7% of Hiss's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hiss.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Confectioner

  • Keeping House


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Hiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiss 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 Hiss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hiss. For the veterans among your Hiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Hiss lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hiss in 1962 was 82, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hiss 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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