Reiss Family History

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Reiss Name Meaning

German: variant of Reis 1. German: from any of several Germanic personal names composed with ric ‘power(ful)’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis. German: from a French Huguenot name Ris, rendered as Reis, Reiss.

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

Similar surnames: Reis, Weiss, Heiss, Preiss, Reise, Deiss, Riss, Reiff, Ris, Ress

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Reiss Family Origin

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Reiss Family Occupations

What did your Reiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Reiss. 34% of Reiss men worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties and 74% of Reiss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reiss were Reverand and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Retired
  • Reverand

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic

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

Reiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Reiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiss 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiss. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Reiss. For the veterans among your Reiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Reiss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reiss in 1941 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reiss 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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