Fiss Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a Frisian and Dutch variant of vis ‘fish’ (see Fisch, Vis).

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


Similar surnames: Fish, Wiss, Foss, Kiss, Fass, Hiss, Eiss, Fess, Bies, Lass

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Fiss Family Origin

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Fiss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Saloon Keeper

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fiss family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fiss. The most common Fiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Fiss's were Farmers.

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Fiss Historical Records

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Fiss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Fiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fiss in 1962 was 80, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fiss

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