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Koos Family History

Koos Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Koos in Pomerania. Dutch: nickname for a flatterer or persuasive talker, from Middle Dutch cose ‘flattery’, a noun derivative of cosen ‘to fondle or caress’, ‘to smooth talk’. Hungarian (Koós): variant of Kós (see Kos).

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Roos, Loos, Joos, Hoos, Koss, Kloos, Kops, Klos, Moos

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Where is the Koos family from?

You can see how Koos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koos families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Koos families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Koos's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Koos families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koos. 26% of Koos men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Koos women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koos were Farm Laborer and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Koos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Koos. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Koos. For the veterans among your Koos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koos lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Koos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Koos in 1944 was 34, and 64 in 2004.

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