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Floss Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a river, Middle High German vloz, modern German Fluss.

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


Similar surnames: Bloss, Ploss, Loss, Fass, Blass, Foss, Gloss, Close, Flott, Kloss

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Where is the Floss family from?

You can see how Floss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Floss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Floss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Floss families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Floss's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Floss families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Floss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Floss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Manager and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Floss. 18% of Floss men worked as a Manager and 25% of Floss women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Floss were Mechanic and Clerk.

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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

  • Manager
    18%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Mechanic
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
    25%
  • Librarian
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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What Floss family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Floss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Floss 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Floss. 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 Floss. For the veterans among your Floss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Floss lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Floss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Floss in 1956 was 24, and 87 in 2004.

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