Neiss Family History

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Neiss Name Meaning

German: nickname for a distrustful, suspicious person, from Middle High German niusen ‘to probe’.

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

Similar surnames: Zeiss, Leiss, Weiss, Neises, Meiss, Deiss, Bliss, Geiss, Reuss, Heuss

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Neiss Family Origin

Where is the Neiss family from?

Neiss Family Occupations

What did your Neiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Neiss family was Laborer. The most common Neiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Neiss's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neiss.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Neiss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Neiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Neiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neiss 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 Neiss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Neiss. For the veterans among your Neiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Neiss lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Neiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Neiss in 1955 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neiss 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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