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Kossow Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): altered form of Kossov (see Kossoff ).

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


Similar surnames: Koslow, Kossoff, Koss, Rossow, Dassow, Kussow, Kelson, Krakow, Snow

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Where is the Kossow family from?

You can see how Kossow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kossow family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kossow families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Kossow families living in Kansas. This was about 30% of all the recorded Kossow's in USA. Kansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Kossow families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kossow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kossow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kossow. 30% of Kossow men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kossow women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kossow were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kossow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kossow 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 464 immigration records available for the last name Kossow. 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 571 military records available for the last name Kossow. For the veterans among your Kossow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kossow lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kossow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kossow in 1948 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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