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Closs Family History

Closs Name Meaning

English: variant of Close 1. German: variant of Kloss.

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

Similar surnames: Close, Clos, Gloss, Class, Cloos, Kloss, Bloss, Klos, Noss, Closser

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Where is the Closs family from?

You can see how Closs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Closs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Closs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 110 Closs families living in Ontario. This was about 82% of all the recorded Closs's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Closs families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Closs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Closs ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Closs. 59% of Closs men worked as a Farmer.

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborour
  • Income

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
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What Closs family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Closs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Closs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Closs. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Closs. For the veterans among your Closs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Closs lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Closs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Closs in 1953 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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