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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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Where is the Kloss family from?

You can see how Kloss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kloss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kloss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Kloss families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 48% of all the recorded Kloss's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Kloss families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kloss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kloss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kloss. 17% of Kloss men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kloss women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kloss were Clerk and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kloss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kloss 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 Kloss. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Kloss. For the veterans among your Kloss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kloss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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