Koss Name Meaning

Germanized spelling of Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish Kos. Eastern German: from a short form of the personal name Kosmas (see Kosman), popular mainly in Slavic-speaking regions. German: from an altered form of an old personal name formed with Old High German got ‘god’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, from Old Norse kos ‘mound’, ‘heap’.

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


Similar surnames: Oss, Kos, Ross, Kost, Moss, Kuss, Kass, Foss, Boss, Loss

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Koss Family Origin

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Koss Family Occupations

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  • Railway Contractor

    100%

In 1881, the most common Koss occupation in the UK was Railway Contractor. 100% of Koss's were Railway Contractors.

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Between 1949 and 2004, Koss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Koss in 1949 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Koss

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