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Bloss Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German bloz ‘naked’, ‘destitute’, applied as a nickname for a poor person, or for someone who dressed inappropriately, or for a man without a beard. German: variant of Blass. Swedish: unexplained; possibly an adoption of the German name.

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


Similar surnames: Ploss, Blass, Bross, Bliss, Boss, Floss, Gloss, Kloss, Glos, Stoss

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Where is the Bloss family from?

You can see how Bloss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bloss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bloss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Bloss families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Bloss's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bloss families in 1911.
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What did your Bloss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bloss. 18% of Bloss men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bloss women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bloss were Clerk and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bloss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bloss. For the veterans among your Bloss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bloss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bloss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bloss in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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