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Fosse Name Meaning

English and French: habitational name from any of the various minor places named with Old English foss ‘ditch’ (Latin fossa). The Old English word did not survive into the period when surnames were acquired, so it is unlikely to be a topographic name, unless it is from the Old French cognate fosse. The reference may be to the Roman road Fosse Way, itself named in the Old English period from the ditch that ran alongside it, or to the river Foss in Yorkshire. Norwegian: habitational name from any of the fifteen west-coast farmsteads so named, from the dative form of foss ‘waterfall’ (from Old Norse fors).

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

Similar surnames: Foss, Fossen, Fossey, Force, Gosse, Cosse, Bosse, Fiske, Forde, Fors

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Where is the Fosse family from?

You can see how Fosse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fosse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fosse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 45 Fosse families living in Channel Islands. This was about 61% of all the recorded Fosse's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands had the highest population of Fosse families in 1891.
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What did your Fosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fosse. 67% of Fosse 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
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fosse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fosse. For the veterans among your Fosse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fosse lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fosse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fosse in 1962 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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