Doss Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. variant of Dose 1. in Austria (Tyrol) and Switzerland, a topographic name for someone living on a hill, from Ladin dos (from Latin dorsum ‘ridge’, ‘hill top’).

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

Similar surnames: Oss, Foss, Moss, Ross, Dose, Loss, Dost, Dross, Diss, Koss

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Doss Family Origin

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Doss Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doss. The most common Doss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Doss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Doss family was Keeping House.

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Doss Historical Records

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Doss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Doss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Doss in 1942 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Doss

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