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Lose Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of the personal name Lodewig (see Ludwig). In southern Germany, from a pet form of Nikolaus. Perhaps also Dutch, a variant of Losee.

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

Similar surnames: Loss, Lohse, Klose, Lore, Bose, Vose, Ose, Loose, Rose, Lowe

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Where is the Lose family from?

You can see how Lose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lose families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Lose families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 59% of all the recorded Lose's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lose families in 1840.
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What did your Lose ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lose. 23% of Lose men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Lose women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lose were Labor and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Lose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lose 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Lose. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lose. For the veterans among your Lose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lose lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lose in 1953 was 64, and 73 in 2004.

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