Thissen Family History

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Thissen Name Meaning

German and Danish (of German origin): patronymic from Thias, a reduced form of the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Thiessen, Thissell, Theisen, Nissen, Bissen, Tippen, Thyssen

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Thissen Family Origin

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Thissen Family Occupations

What did your Thissen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Engine Drive and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Thissen. 25% of Thissen men worked as a Colliery Engine Drive and 23% of Thissen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thissen were Ex Police Constable und and Hat Milliner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Engine Drive
    25%
  • Colliery Traffic Manager Above
    25%
  • Engineer Draughtsman Lt Switchgear Draughtsma
    25%
  • Ex Police Constable und
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    23%
  • Assistant Forelady Hat Milliner
    12%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    12%
  • Hat Milliner
    12%

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

Thissen Historical Records

What Thissen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thissen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thissen 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 330 immigration records available for the last name Thissen. 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 430 military records available for the last name Thissen. For the veterans among your Thissen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thissen Life Expectancy

What is the average Thissen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Thissen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thissen in 1954 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thissen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thissen 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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