Zeiss Family History

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Zeiss Name Meaning

German: nickname for a gentle person, from Middle High German zeiss ‘tender’, ‘kind’, ‘graceful’.

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

Similar surnames: Neiss, Leiss, Weiss, Zeise, Meiss, Deiss, Feist, Geiss, Bliss, Zins

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Zeiss Family Origin

Where is the Zeiss family from?

Zeiss Family Occupations

What did your Zeiss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zeiss family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Bag Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zeiss. The most common Zeiss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Zeiss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Bag Maker

  • Baker


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

Zeiss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zeiss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeiss 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 799 immigration records available for the last name Zeiss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zeiss. For the veterans among your Zeiss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeiss Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeiss lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zeiss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zeiss in 1963 was 81, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zeiss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zeiss 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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