Wiss Family History

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Wiss Name Meaning

German: variant of Weiss. North German: nickname for a sure, reliable person, from Middle Low German wisse ‘sure’, ‘reliable’.

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

Similar surnames: Weiss, Wass, Wise, Kiss, Biss, Fiss, Niss, Guss, Lass, Diss

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Wiss Family Origin

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Wiss Family Occupations

What did your Wiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Wiss. 86% of Wiss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid

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

Wiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiss. 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 Wiss. For the veterans among your Wiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Wiss in 1954 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiss 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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