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Tross Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a carter or carter's man from Middle High German trosse ‘baggage’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ross, Gross, Bross, Kross, Trost, Tress, Dross, Trom, Spross, Cross

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Where is the Tross family from?

You can see how Tross families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tross family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tross families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Tross families living in Alberta. This was about 55% of all the recorded Tross's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Tross families in 1911.
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What did your Tross ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tross. 18% of Tross men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Tross women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tross were Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tross. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tross 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 580 immigration records available for the last name Tross. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tross. For the veterans among your Tross ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tross lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Tross in 1957 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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