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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


Similar surnames: Oss, Kos, Ross, Kost, Moss, Kuss, Kass, Foss, Boss, Loss

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Koss Family Origin

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Koss Family Occupations

What did your Koss ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Brick Mason

    5%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Koss Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Koss Life Expectancy

What is the average Koss lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Koss 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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