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Sluss Family History

Sluss Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of Scottish Sloss or German Schloss.

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


Similar surnames: Sloss, Suss, Slutz, Sause, Sloas, Fauss, Kuss, Kless, Swiss, Kloss

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Where is the Sluss family from?

You can see how Sluss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sluss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sluss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1871 there were 6 Sluss families living in Roxburghshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sluss's in Scotland. Roxburghshire had the highest population of Sluss families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sluss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sluss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sluss. 30% of Sluss men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Sluss women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sluss were Farm Laborer and 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sluss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sluss 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 95 immigration records available for the last name Sluss. 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 722 military records available for the last name Sluss. For the veterans among your Sluss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sluss lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sluss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Sluss in 1947 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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