Kiss Family History

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Kiss Name Meaning

Hungarian: from kis ‘small’, applied as a nickname for a person of small stature or the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. English: from Anglo-Norman French cuisse ‘thigh’ (from Latin coxa), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of leg armor, which was normally of leather. German: variant of Kisch (of Czech origin).

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


Similar surnames: Biss, Kuss, Kass, Kies, Koss, Kosa, Riss, Wiss, Diss, Hiss

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Kiss Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kiss name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kiss. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    45%

  • England & Wales

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    9%

  • Baltic States

    3%

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Kiss Family Origin

Where is the Kiss family from?

Kiss Family Occupations

What did your Kiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Laborer and Agt. Empun Fsl. Lne. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiss. The most common Kiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Kiss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kiss family was Gardner.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Agt. Empun Fsl. Lne.

    8%
  • Gardner

    8%

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Kiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiss 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Kiss. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kiss. For the veterans among your Kiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiss lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kiss in 1951 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kiss 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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