Kjos Family History

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Kjos Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, especially in southeastern Norway, named Kjos, from Old Norse kjóss ‘narrow bay or inlet’, ‘narrow valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Koos, Kos, Knox, Kaas, Oros, Kus, Klos, Amos, Rios, Kees

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Kjos Family Origin

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Kjos Family Occupations

What did your Kjos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kjos. 23% of Kjos men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Kjos women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kjos were Farming and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%

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

Kjos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kjos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kjos 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Kjos. 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 612 military records available for the last name Kjos. For the veterans among your Kjos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kjos Life Expectancy

What is the average Kjos lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kjos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kjos in 1962 was 69, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kjos

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