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Losh Family History

Losh Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Losch or Polish Los (see Los).

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


Similar surnames: Los, Rosh, Lash, Dosh, Lush, Lesh, Tosh, Loss, Bosh, Kosh

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Where is the Losh family from?

You can see how Losh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Losh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Losh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Losh families living in Virginia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Losh's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Losh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Losh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Losh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Losh. 24% of Losh men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Losh women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Losh were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Losh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Losh 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Losh. 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 Losh. For the veterans among your Losh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Losh lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Losh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Losh in 1951 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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