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Loss Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from los ‘marsh’, or a habitational name from places named with this word, such as Losse and Lossa. German: pet form of the personal name Ludwig.

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

Similar surnames: Ross, Oss, Koss, Moss, Loos, Lose, Noss, Poss, Foss, Loo

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Loss Family Origin

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Loss Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Loss occupation in the UK was House Painter. 50% of Loss's were House Painters. House Painter and Lab.S Wife were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Loss.

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  • House Painter

  • Lab.S Wife


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Loss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Loss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Loss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loss 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Loss. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Loss. For the veterans among your Loss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loss Life Expectancy

What is the average Loss lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Loss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Loss in 1943 was 41, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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