Kjos Family History

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Kjos Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, especially in southeastern Norway, named Kjos, from Old Norse kjóss ‘narrow bay or inlet’, ‘narrow valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Koos, Kos, Knox, Kaas, Oros, Kus, Klos, Amos, Rios, Kees

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Kjos Family Origin

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Kjos Family Occupations

What did your Kjos ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kjos family was Laborer. Farmer, Dealer In Horses and General Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kjos. The most common Kjos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Kjos's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Dealer In Horses

  • General Store

  • Laborer


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Kjos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kjos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kjos 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kjos. 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 Kjos. For the veterans among your Kjos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kjos Life Expectancy

What is the average Kjos lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kjos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kjos in 1962 was 69, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kjos 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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