Jose Family History

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Jose Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, French (José): from the personal name José, equivalent to Joseph. English: variant of Joyce.

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

Similar surnames: Bose, Rose, Vose, Jobe, Joss, Hose, Joe, Jost, Lose, Jone

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Jose Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jose name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Philippines


  • Portugal


  • Southern Asia


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Jose Family Origin

Where is the Jose family from?

Jose Family Occupations

What did your Jose ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jose occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Jose's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jose. A less common occupation for the Jose family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Jose Historical Records

What Jose family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Jose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jose 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Jose. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Jose. For the veterans among your Jose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jose Life Expectancy

What is the average Jose lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Jose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Jose in 1951 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jose

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jose 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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