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Schloss Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic):: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith from Middle High German sloz ‘lock’. from Schloss ‘castle’ (originally the same word as in ) a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a castle or was employed at one. As a Jewish name it is generally artificial.

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


Similar surnames: Schlott, Schlosser, Schleis, Schlais, Cross, Schlick, Schley, Schlup

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Where is the Schloss family from?

You can see how Schloss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schloss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schloss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Schloss family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Schloss's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Schloss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schloss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schloss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schloss. 25% of Schloss men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Schloss women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schloss were Manager and Saleswoman. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Saleswoman
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Schloss. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Schloss. For the veterans among your Schloss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schloss lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schloss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schloss in 1948 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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