Yoss Family History

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Yoss Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Joss.

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

Similar surnames: Yoos, Yost, Foss, Oss, Ross, Boss, Yoes, Koss, Rous, Yohn

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Yoss Family Origin

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Yoss Family Occupations

What did your Yoss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yoss. The most common Yoss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Yoss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yoss family was Nurses.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Machinist

  • Nurses


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

Yoss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yoss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yoss 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 262 immigration records available for the last name Yoss. 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 283 military records available for the last name Yoss. For the veterans among your Yoss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yoss Life Expectancy

What is the average Yoss lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Yoss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Yoss in 1957 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yoss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yoss 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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