Joss Name Meaning

English and German: from the Breton personal name Iodoc (Latinized as Jodocus) (see Joyce).

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


Similar surnames: Jost, Goss, Jose, Boss, Ross, Moss, Foss, Koss, Loss, Noss

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Joss Family Origin

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Joss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Stone Cutter

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, the most common Joss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Joss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Joss family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Stone Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Joss.

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Joss Historical Records

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Joss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Joss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Joss in 1945 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Joss

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