Kuss Family History

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Kuss Name Meaning

German: from Kunz, a pet form of Konrad. Eastern German (of Slavic origin): nickname from Polish kusy ‘short’. German: habitational name from Bernkastel-Kues on the Mosel river. German: from the personal name Kus, a pet form of Markus (see Mark) or Dominikus (see Dominique).

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Koss, Buss, Kuse, Huss, Kus, Kass, Kusz, Kiss, Kuhn

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Kuss Family Origin

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Kuss Family Occupations

What did your Kuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kuss. A less common occupation for the Kuss family was Farm Laborer. The most common Kuss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Kuss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer


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Kuss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kuss Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuss lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kuss in 1957 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuss 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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