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Hoss Family History

Hoss Name Meaning

German (Höss): variant of Hess.

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

Similar surnames: Voss, Noss, Boss, Foss, Goss, Hiss, Joss, Koss, Zoss, Oss

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Where is the Hoss family from?

You can see how Hoss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Hoss families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Hoss's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Hoss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hoss. 78% of Hoss 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
  • Secondary School Mistress
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Hoss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoss 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 Hoss. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hoss. For the veterans among your Hoss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoss lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hoss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hoss in 1952 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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