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Thiess Name Meaning

North German: from a shortened form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Thies, Tiegs, Theiss, Thiessen, Theus, Thie, Thiel, Hess, Thiede

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Where is the Thiess family from?

You can see how Thiess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thiess family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Thiess families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Thiess families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Thiess's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Thiess families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thiess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thiess ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thiess. 31% of Thiess men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Thiess women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thiess were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Installer
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Thiess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thiess 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 905 immigration records available for the last name Thiess. 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 642 military records available for the last name Thiess. For the veterans among your Thiess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thiess lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Thiess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Thiess in 1963 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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