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Los Name Meaning

Polish (Los): nickname for a large, ungainly person, from Polish los ‘elk’. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch losch ‘squinting’; ‘cross-eyed’; ‘one-eyed’.

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

Similar surnames: Lis, Klos, Kos, Low, Losh, Ros, Loy, Loo, Mis, Goes

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Where is the Los family from?

You can see how Los families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Los family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Los families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Los families living in British Columbia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Los's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Los families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Los surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Los ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Los. 27% of Los 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
  • Cook
  • Partner
  • Storekeeper
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Census Records

There are 139,000 census records available for the last name Los. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Los 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Los. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Los. For the veterans among your Los ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Los lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Los life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Los in 1960 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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