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Kloss Family History

Kloss Surname Meaning

German (also Klöss): from the South and East German personal name Kloss a short form of Nikolaus German form of Nicholas . Compare Klos . The form Klöss is found in Württemberg and Rhineland. German: nickname from Middle High German kloʒ ‘lump tangle snarl block wooden wedge’ for a coarse or crude person. Germanized form of Sorbian and Polish Kłos ‘ear or spike of cereal’ (see Klos ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Klos, Gloss, Koss, Kloos, Klass, Kless, Kloes, Klose, Loss, Kuss

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Where is the Kloss family from?

You can see how Kloss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kloss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kloss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Kloss families living in London. This was about 79% of all the recorded Kloss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kloss families in 1891.
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What did your Kloss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kloss. 72% of Kloss 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
    72%
  • Shirt Machinist
    15%
  • Domestic Servant
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kloss. 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 Kloss. For the veterans among your Kloss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kloss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kloss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kloss in 1944 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

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