Closs Family History

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Closs Name Meaning

English: variant of Close 1. German: variant of Kloss.

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


Similar surnames: Close, Clos, Gloss, Class, Cloos, Kloss, Bloss, Klos, Noss, Closser

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Closs Family Origin

Where is the Closs family from?

Closs Family Occupations

What did your Closs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Closs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Closs's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Closs. A less common occupation for the Closs family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Closs Historical Records

What Closs family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Closs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Closs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Closs

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Closs. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Closs. For the veterans among your Closs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Closs Life Expectancy

What is the average Closs lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Closs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Closs in 1953 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Closs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Closs 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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