Kess Family History

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Kess Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Kes, Ess, Kass, Hess, Bess, Pels, Hees, Lass, Vess, Mess

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Kess Family Origin

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Kess Family Occupations

What did your Kess ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chaffeur Engineer M I Meets E and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kess. 25% of Kess men worked as a Chaffeur Engineer M I Meets E and 43% of Kess women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kess were Maintanence Rigger Iron steelworks (heavy Worker ) and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chaffeur Engineer M I Meets E
  • Examiner (aero Engineer) Aeroper Inspector Director
  • Ladies Tailor
  • Maintanence Rigger Iron steelworks (heavy Worker )

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Chartered Masseuse
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant

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

Kess Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kess 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kess. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kess. For the veterans among your Kess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kess Life Expectancy

What is the average Kess lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kess in 1960 was 33, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kess 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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