Poss Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of a personal name, a Slavic form of Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Ross, Boss, Koss, Oss, Loss, Posa, Pass, Pross, Noss, Moss

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Poss Family Origin

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Poss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poss. The most common Poss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Poss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Poss family was Laborer.

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Poss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Poss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Poss in 1953 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poss

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