Vos Name Meaning

English: see Fosse. Dutch (de Vos): nickname for someone with red hair, from vos ‘fox’. North German: variant of Voss.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Vose, Bos, Vis, Vohs, Voss, Ros, Sas, Lis, Los

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Vos Family Origin

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Vos Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Works In Sawmill

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Vos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Vos's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vos family was Works In Sawmill. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vos.

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Vos Historical Records

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Vos Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Vos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Vos in 1955 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vos

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