Bloss Family History

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Bloss Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bloz ‘naked’, ‘destitute’, applied as a nickname for a poor person, or for someone who dressed inappropriately, or for a man without a beard. German: variant of Blass. Swedish: unexplained; possibly an adoption of the German name.

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

Similar surnames: Ploss, Blass, Bross, Bliss, Boss, Floss, Gloss, Kloss, Glos, Stoss

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Bloss Family Origin

Where is the Bloss family from?

Bloss Family Occupations

What did your Bloss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bloss occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Bloss's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bloss. A less common occupation for the Bloss family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Commercial Clerk

  • Farmer


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

Bloss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bloss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bloss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bloss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bloss. For the veterans among your Bloss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bloss Life Expectancy

What is the average Bloss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bloss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bloss in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bloss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bloss 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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