Leiss Family History

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Leiss Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German lise ‘quiet’, ‘soft’, ‘slow’.

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

Similar surnames: Leins, Leis, Leise, Weiss, Zeiss, Neiss, Meiss, Leist, Heiss, Geiss

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Leiss Family Origin

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Leiss Family Occupations

What did your Leiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clothing Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Dut were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Leiss. 20% of Leiss men worked as a Clothing Machinist and 50% of Leiss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Dut. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leiss were Khaki Clothing Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Clothing Machinist
  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Khaki Clothing Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Leiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leiss 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 Leiss. 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 Leiss. For the veterans among your Leiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Leiss lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Leiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Leiss in 1952 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leiss 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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