Kies Family History

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Kies Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kis ‘gravel’, ‘low grade iron ore’, hence probably a topographic name for someone living on land characterized by coarse sand and pebbles or an occupational nickname for an iron smelter.

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

Similar surnames: Kiel, Kries, Ries, Mies, Fies, Kief, Bies, Kiss, Dies, Pries

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Kies Family Origin

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Kies Family Occupations

What did your Kies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kies. A less common occupation for the Kies family was Shoe Maker. The most common Kies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Kies's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Shoe Maker


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Kies Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kies 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 Kies. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kies. For the veterans among your Kies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kies Life Expectancy

What is the average Kies lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kies in 1944 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kies

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kies 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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