Gloss Name Meaning

German: variant of Klaus, a reduced form of the personal name Nikolaus, German form of Nicholas. English: nickname for a flatterer, from Old French glose ‘flattery’.

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


Similar surnames: Glos, Glass, Kloss, Gross, Goss, Bloss, Loss, Kloos, Klos, Sloss

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Gloss Family Origin

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Gloss Family Occupations

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  • Dressmaker

    25%
  • Barristor

    13%
  • Lab

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%

In 1881, the most common Gloss occupation in Canada was Dressmaker. 25% of Gloss's were Dressmakers. A less common occupation for the Gloss family was Labourer. Dressmaker, Barristor and Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gloss.

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Gloss Historical Records

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Gloss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Gloss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gloss in 1949 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gloss

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