Tess Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): variant of Tesch.

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


Similar surnames: Gess, Tuss, Ness, Tress, Fess, Mess, Fees, Hess, Teas, Bess

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Tess Family Origin

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Tess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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In 1880, the most common Tess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Tess's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tess. A less common occupation for the Tess family was Keeping House.

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Tess Historical Records

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Tess Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Tess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Tess in 1950 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tess

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