Gloss Family History

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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

What did your Gloss ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Dressmaker

  • Barristor

  • Lab

  • Labourer


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

Gloss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gloss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gloss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gloss. 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 Card

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

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Gloss Life Expectancy

What is the average Gloss lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gloss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gloss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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