Vos Name Meaning

English: see Fosse. Dutch (de Vos): nickname for someone with red hair, from vos ‘fox’. North German: variant of Voss.

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

Similar surnames: Kos, Vose, Bos, Vis, Vohs, Voss, Ros, Sas, Lis, Los

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Vos Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vos name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vos. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Vos Family Origin

Where is the Vos family from?

Vos Family Occupations

What did your Vos ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Vos's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vos family was Works In Sawmill. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vos.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Works In Sawmill


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

Vos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Vos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vos 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Vos. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vos. For the veterans among your Vos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vos Life Expectancy

What is the average Vos lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Vos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Vos in 1955 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vos 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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