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Noss Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads named Noss, from Old Norse nos ‘nose’, in reference to any natural feature, such as a crag or mountain peak, that is shaped like a nose. German (of Slavic origin): see Nosek. German: variant of Notz. English: variant of Ness 1.

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


Similar surnames: Ness, Oss, Foss, Ross, Koss, Boss, Nass, Moss, Loss, Goss

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Where is the Noss family from?

You can see how Noss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Noss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Noss families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Noss's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Noss families in 1840.
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What did your Noss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Noss. 25% of Noss men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Noss women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noss were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Noss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Noss. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Noss. For the veterans among your Noss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Noss lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Noss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Noss in 1953 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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