Koss Name Meaning

Germanized spelling of Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish Kos. Eastern German: from a short form of the personal name Kosmas (see Kosman), popular mainly in Slavic-speaking regions. German: from an altered form of an old personal name formed with Old High German got ‘god’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, from Old Norse kos ‘mound’, ‘heap’.

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

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Koss Family Origin

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Koss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Brick Mason

    5%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koss. The most common Koss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Koss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Koss family was Butcher.

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Between 1949 and 2004, Koss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Koss in 1949 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Koss

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