Ness Name Meaning

Scandinavian (especially Norwegian), Scottish, and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on a headland or promontory, Old Norse nes, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word; there are over a hundred farms in Norway and many settlements in Scotland and northern England so named English: according to Reaney and Wilson, a variant of Nash. German: habitational name from places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland. German: from a short form of the female personal name Agnes (see Agnes 1).

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


Similar surnames: Noss, Hess, Hees, Nass, Bess, Ress, Neis, Gess, Weiss, Nese

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Ness Family Origin

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Ness Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

In 1881, the most common Ness occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Ness's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ness family was Shoemaker. Labourer, Annuitant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ness.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Ness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ness in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ness

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