Doss Family History

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Doss Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. variant of Dose 1. in Austria (Tyrol) and Switzerland, a topographic name for someone living on a hill, from Ladin dos (from Latin dorsum ‘ridge’, ‘hill top’).

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


Similar surnames: Oss, Foss, Moss, Ross, Dose, Loss, Dost, Dross, Diss, Koss

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Doss Family Origin

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Doss Family Occupations

What did your Doss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Doss. 20% of Doss men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 34% of Doss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doss were Ships Donkeyman S S Charles Pars (heavy Worker) Sept 26 1938 L and Brick Merchants Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Roadstone Quarrier
    20%
  • Ships Donkeyman S S Charles Pars (heavy Worker) Sept 26 1938 L
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    14%
  • Biscuit Bying Clerk
    7%
  • Brick Merchants Clerk
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Doss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Doss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Doss. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Doss. For the veterans among your Doss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doss Life Expectancy

What is the average Doss lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Doss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Doss in 1942 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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