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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 a metonymic occupational name for an iron smelter. Dutch: nickname for someone who was very chaste or behaved refined from kies ‘delicate refined’ kuis ‘chaste pure’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a dentist for someone who healed and pulled sore teeth from kies ‘molar’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Kies family from?

You can see how Kies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kies families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Kies families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kies's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kies families in 1911.
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What did your Kies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kies. 20% of Kies men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kies women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kies were Clerk and Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

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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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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.

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