Joss Family History

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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

What did your Joss ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Stone Cutter

  • Blacksmith


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

Joss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Joss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joss 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Joss. 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 Joss. For the veterans among your Joss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Joss Life Expectancy

What is the average Joss lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Joss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Joss 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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