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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Furniture Store

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Soap Business

    20%

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In 1880, Farmer, Furniture Store and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niss. The most common Niss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Niss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Niss family was Soap Business.

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United States

Between 1965 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niss

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