Hoss Family History

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Hoss Name Meaning

German (Höss): variant of Hess.

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

Similar surnames: Voss, Noss, Boss, Foss, Goss, Hiss, Joss, Koss, Zoss, Oss

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Hoss Family Origin

Where is the Hoss family from?

Hoss Family Occupations

What did your Hoss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hoss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hoss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoss family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoss.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Hoss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Hoss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoss 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 Hoss. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hoss. For the veterans among your Hoss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoss Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoss lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hoss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hoss in 1952 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoss 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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