Heiss Family History

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Heiss Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: variant of Hiess, which is from an aphetic short form of the personal name Mathies (see Matthew). South German and Austrian: variant of Heuss. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German heiss ‘hot’.

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


Similar surnames: Hess, Weiss, Reiss, Heis, Deiss, Hiss, Reis, Heims, Heise, Theiss

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Heiss Family Origin

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Heiss Family Occupations

What did your Heiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Managers Clerk and Domestic Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Heiss. 20% of Heiss men worked as a Managers Clerk and 20% of Heiss women worked as a Domestic Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heiss were No Occupation and General Help Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Managers Clerk
    20%
  • Master Shift Maker Not Unemployment
    20%
  • Mathematics Instrument
    20%
  • No Occupation
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
    20%
  • Domestic Service (paid)
    20%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    20%
  • General Help Domestic
    10%

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

Heiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Heiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heiss 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 Heiss. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Heiss. For the veterans among your Heiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Heiss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Heiss in 1944 was 25, and 84 in 2004.

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