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Loss Family History

Loss Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from los ‘marsh’, or a habitational name from places named with this word, such as Losse and Lossa. German: pet form of the personal name Ludwig.

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


Similar surnames: Ross, Oss, Koss, Moss, Loos, Lose, Noss, Poss, Foss, Loo

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Where is the Loss family from?

You can see how Loss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Loss families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Loss's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Loss families in 1840.
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What did your Loss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loss. 19% of Loss men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Loss women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loss were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Loss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Loss. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Loss. For the veterans among your Loss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loss lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Loss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Loss in 1943 was 41, and 84 in 2004.

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