Voss Family History

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Voss Name Meaning

German: variant of Fosse.

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

Similar surnames: Vohs, Vos, Foss, Goss, Noss, Boss, Vose, Vass, Hoss, Ross

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Voss Family Origin

Where is the Voss family from?

Voss Family Occupations

What did your Voss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Voss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Voss's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Voss. A less common occupation for the Voss family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Voss Historical Records

What Voss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Voss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Voss 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 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Voss. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Voss. For the veterans among your Voss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Voss Life Expectancy

What is the average Voss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Voss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Voss in 1941 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Voss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Voss 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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