Kiss Name Meaning

Hungarian: from kis ‘small’, applied as a nickname for a person of small stature or the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. English: from Anglo-Norman French cuisse ‘thigh’ (from Latin coxa), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of leg armor, which was normally of leather. German: variant of Kisch (of Czech origin).

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


Similar surnames: Biss, Kuss, Kass, Kies, Koss, Kosa, Riss, Wiss, Diss, Hiss

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Kiss Family Origin

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Kiss Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    14%
  • Clerk

    14%
  • Carman

    7%
  • General Lab

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kiss family was General Lab. The most common Kiss occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 14% of Kiss's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Clerk and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiss.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Kiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kiss in 1951 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiss

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