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Moos Name Meaning

German Dutch and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog Middle High German mos Middle Dutch mose. Dutch and Flemish: variant of Maas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Moes, Moss, Moog, Roos, Mies, Koos, Loos, Mohr, Hoos, Goos

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Where is the Moos family from?

You can see how Moos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Moos families living in North Carolina. This was about 80% of all the recorded Moos's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Moos families in 1840.
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What did your Moos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moos. 24% of Moos men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Moos women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moos were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Moos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Moos. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Moos. For the veterans among your Moos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moos lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Moos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Moos in 1950 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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