Wess Family History

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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

Where is the Wess family from?

Wess Family Occupations

What did your Wess ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. Builder, Cashier and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wess.

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  • Builder

  • Cashier

  • Commercial Clerk

  • Prison Storekeeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wess ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wess Historical Records

What Wess family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wess 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 Wess. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wess. For the veterans among your Wess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wess Life Expectancy

What is the average Wess lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wess

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wess 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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