Wess Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Wasmuot.

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


Similar surnames: Weiss, Ress, Gess, Hess, Ness, Bess, Wass, Deiss, Wels, Wyss

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Wess Family Origin

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Wess Family Occupations

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  • Builder

    25%
  • Cashier

    25%
  • Commercial Clerk

    25%
  • Prison Storekeeper

    25%

In 1881, Builder, Cashier and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wess. A less common occupation for the Wess family was Prison Storekeeper. The most common Wess occupation in the UK was Builder. 25% of Wess's were Builders.

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Wess Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Wess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wess in 1952 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wess

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