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Fosse Name Meaning

English: variant of Foss French: topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch from Old French fosse ‘ditch’ (from Latin fossa) or a habitational name from any of several places called (La) Fosse. Compare Lafosse . French (Fossé): derivative of Old French fosse ‘ditch’ (see 3 above). Norwegian: habitational name from any of the fifteen west-coast farmsteads so named from the dative form of foss ‘waterfall’ (from Old Norse fors).

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


Similar surnames: Foss, Fossen, Fossey, Force, Gosse, Cosse, Bosse, Fiske, Forde, Fors

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Where is the Fosse family from?

You can see how Fosse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fosse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fosse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Fosse families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Fosse's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Fosse families in 1911.
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What did your Fosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fosse. 45% of Fosse 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
    45%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Journalier
    23%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fosse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fosse 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fosse. 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 Fosse. For the veterans among your Fosse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fosse lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fosse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fosse in 1962 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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