Hess Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen). South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew). German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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


Similar surnames: Hass, Huss, Heiss, Ness, Hees, Gess, Heis, Hiss, Ress, Hehl

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Hess Family Origin

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Hess Family Occupations

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  • Leather Bag Manufacturer

    10%
  • Boot Finisher

    5%
  • Bridewell Keeper

    5%
  • Cap Peak Manufacturer Employ 40 Persons

    5%

In 1881, Leather Bag Manufacturer, Boot Finisher and Bridewell Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hess. The most common Hess occupation in the UK was Leather Bag Manufacturer. 10% of Hess's were Leather Bag Manufacturers. A less common occupation for the Hess family was Cap Peak Manufacturer Employ 40 Persons.

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Hess Historical Records

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Hess Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Hess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hess in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hess

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