Soss Family History

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Soss Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of Ashkenazic Jewish Sos, a nickname from Hungarian sós ‘of salt’, ‘salty’.

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

Similar surnames: Stoss, Ross, Soos, Suss, Oss, Boss, Lass, Bass, Koss, Sloss

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Soss Family Origin

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Soss Family Occupations

What did your Soss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, baggageman R.R. and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Soss. A less common occupation for the Soss family was Farmer. The most common Soss occupation in the USA was Baggageman R.R.. 33% of Soss's were Baggageman R.R.s.

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  • Baggageman R.R.

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Soss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Soss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Soss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 506 immigration records available for the last name Soss. 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 Card

There are 452 military records available for the last name Soss. For the veterans among your Soss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soss Life Expectancy

What is the average Soss lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Soss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Soss in 1953 was 76, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Soss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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