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Doss Family History

Doss Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark.variant of Dose 1.in Austria (Tyrol) and Switzerland, a topographic name for someone living on a hill, from Ladin dos (from Latin dorsum ‘ridge’, ‘hill top’).

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

393,756 Historical Documents with Doss on Ancestry.com
81,641 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,191 Military Records
1,895 Immigration Records
46,699 Census and Voter Lists
249,330 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Doss Families

  • Number of Doss families
     67 - 132
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Doss families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Doss families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Doss census records

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Doss Family Origin

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Doss Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Doss

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Doss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Doss census records

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Doss Civil War Service Records

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