Kniss Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kniess. Possibly a shortened form of German Knüsli (see Knisley).

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


Similar surnames: Niss, Kriss, Kass, Bliss, Knost, Kness, Kniess, Knies, Weiss, Krise

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Kniss Family Origin

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Kniss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Shoe Maker

    5%
  • Banker

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kniss family was Banker. Farmer, Laborer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kniss. The most common Kniss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Kniss's were Farmers.

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Kniss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Kniss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kniss in 1959 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kniss

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