Dyess Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Dyess Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Deis. English: unexplained. Possibly a variant of Dice or Dye.

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


Similar surnames: Dyes, Dress, Bess, Deese, Gess, Deiss, Ness, Wiess, Hyers, Guess

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Dyess Family Origin

Where is the Dyess family from?

Dyess Family Occupations

What did your Dyess ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dyess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 79% of Dyess's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dyess. A less common occupation for the Dyess family was Farmeress.

View Census data for Dyess | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    79%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farm Hand

    3%
  • Farmeress

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dyess ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dyess Historical Records

What Dyess family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dyess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dyess census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dyess

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dyess. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Dyess immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dyess. For the veterans among your Dyess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dyess military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dyess family history.

Dyess Life Expectancy

What is the average Dyess lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dyess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dyess in 1944 was 28, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dyess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dyess ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Dyess Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Look up another name