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Theiss Name Meaning

North German: variant of Theis .

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


Similar surnames: Heiss, Thiess, Thies, Theisen, Theus, Heis, Hess, Heims, Heise, Thein

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Where is the Theiss family from?

You can see how Theiss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Theiss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Theiss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Theiss families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Theiss's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Theiss families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Theiss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Theiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Theiss. 27% of Theiss men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Theiss women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Theiss were Machinist and Housework. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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What Theiss family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Theiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Theiss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Theiss. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Theiss. For the veterans among your Theiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Theiss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Theiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Theiss in 1954 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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