Coss Family History

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Coss Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Slavic Koss.

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

Similar surnames: Noss, Poss, Joss, Koss, Hoss, Yoss, Loss, Soss, Cost, Boss

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Coss Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coss name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coss. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Coss Family Origin

Where is the Coss family from?

Coss Family Occupations

What did your Coss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Coss family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coss. The most common Coss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Coss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner


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

Coss Historical Records

What Coss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Coss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Coss. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Coss. For the veterans among your Coss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coss Life Expectancy

What is the average Coss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Coss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Coss in 1954 was 52, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coss 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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