Geiss Family History

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Geiss Name Meaning

variant of Geis. (southern) metonymic occupational name for a goatherd, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

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

Similar surnames: Geist, Weiss, Deiss, Meiss, Geiser, Reis, Reiss, Gess, Neiss, Grass

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Geiss Family Origin

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Geiss Family Occupations

What did your Geiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Horse Slaughterer (Knacker) and Musician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Geiss. The most common Geiss occupation in the UK was Horse Slaughterer (Knacker). 50% of Geiss's were Horse Slaughterer (Knacker)s.

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  • Horse Slaughterer (Knacker)

  • Musician


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

Geiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Geiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geiss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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

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Geiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Geiss lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Geiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geiss in 1951 was 22, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geiss 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.

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