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Loos Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places called Loose or Loosey. North German: from a short form of Nikolaus, German form of Nicholas. Dutch: nickname from the adjective loos ‘cunning’, ‘artful’, ‘guileful’. English: variant spelling of Loose.

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


Similar surnames: Kloos, Loo, Roos, Loose, Loss, Goos, Koos, Look, Moos, Leos

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Where is the Loos family from?

You can see how Loos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loos families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Loos families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Loos's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Loos families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loos. 15% of Loos men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Loos women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loos were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Loos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loos 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Loos. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Loos. For the veterans among your Loos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loos lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Loos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Loos in 1950 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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