Goss Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): variant of Gosse. German: from the Germanic personal name Gozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.

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


Similar surnames: Gosse, Ross, Gess, Goos, Gose, Boss, Koss, Oss, Gloss, Noss

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Goss Family Origin

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Goss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • School

    18%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Goss family was Servant. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goss. The most common Goss occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Goss's were Farmers.

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Goss Historical Records

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Goss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Goss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Goss in 1940 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goss

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