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

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Shoe Maker

    2%

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

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Kies Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kies

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