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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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Where is the Doss family from?

You can see how Doss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Doss families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Doss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Doss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Doss. 72% of Doss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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