Niss Family History

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Niss Name Meaning

German and Danish: assimilated form of Nils, a contraction of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Americanized spelling of German Nüss ‘nut’ (see Nuss 2). Jewish (from Ukraine and Poland): ornamental name from Yiddish dialect nis ‘nut’ (cognate with German Nüss; see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Nish, Nuss, Kniss, Nissen, Riss, Ness, Nims, Hiss, Nass, Wiss

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Niss Family Origin

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Niss Family Occupations

What did your Niss ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miller and Telehone Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Niss. 50% of Niss men worked as a Miller

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miller
  • Storekeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Telehone Maid

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

Niss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niss 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Niss. 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 Niss. For the veterans among your Niss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niss Life Expectancy

What is the average Niss lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Niss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Niss in 1965 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

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