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Loose Family History

Loose Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Loose in Kent or Suffolk, both named from Old English hlose ‘pigsty’. Dutch: variant of Loos 3. German: variant of Loos 1.

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


Similar surnames: Loos, Lohse, Hoose, Royse, Roose, Lose, Moore, Moyse, Lone, Boose

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Where is the Loose family from?

You can see how Loose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loose families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Loose families living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Loose's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Loose families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loose surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loose ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Loose. 56% of Loose men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Hardman
    23%
  • Tailor
    23%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Loose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loose 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 Loose. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Loose. For the veterans among your Loose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loose lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Loose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Loose in 1943 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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