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Poss Name Meaning
German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of a personal name, a Slavic form of Peter.

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

77,212 Historical Documents with Poss on Ancestry.com
17,630 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,496 Military Records
1,247 Immigration Records
11,451 Census and Voter Lists
43,388 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Poss Families

  • Number of Poss families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Poss families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Poss families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Poss census records

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Poss Family Origin

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Poss Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Poss families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Poss

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Poss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Poss census records

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Poss Civil War Service Records

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