Kloss Name Meaning

from the south and eastern German personal name Kloss, a short form of Nikolaus, German form of Nicholas. Compare Klos. The form Klöss is found in Württemberg and Rhineland. nickname from Sorbian klos ‘lanky child’ (literally ‘stalk’).

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


Similar surnames: Klos, Gloss, Koss, Kloos, Klass, Kless, Kloes, Klose, Loss, Kuss

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Kloss Family Origin

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Kloss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Saloon Keeper

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kloss family was Saloon Keeper. The most common Kloss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Kloss's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kloss.

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Kloss Historical Records

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Kloss Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Kloss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kloss in 1944 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kloss

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