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Huss Family History

Huss Name Meaning

North German: status name for a householder or for someone who lived or worked at a large house Middle Low German hūs ‘house’. German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Huzo a short form of any of various compound names formed with hugi ‘heart mind or spirit’ as the first element. Swedish: most probably of German origin (see above). Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Czech or Slovak Hus and a variant of the same Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Russ, Hass, Hess, Huse, Hiss, Kuss, Buss, Husa, Suss, Fuss

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Where is the Huss family from?

You can see how Huss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Huss families living in Alberta. This was about 40% of all the recorded Huss's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Huss families in 1911.
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What did your Huss ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Huss. 50% of Huss men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Huss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huss 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Huss. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Huss. For the veterans among your Huss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huss lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Huss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Huss in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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