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Dosser Name Meaning

German: nickname for a loud person from an agent derivative of Old High German dozzen ‘to bluster or thunder’. Austrian (Tyrol) and Swiss German: topographic name for someone living on a ridge from Ladin dos (from Latin dorsum ‘ridge’ literally ‘back’) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Compare Doss English: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle English dossen ‘to push with the horns butt toss gore’ perhaps denoting a bellicose man.

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

Similar surnames: Doster, Dobler, Doser, Dossey, Downer, Messer, Mosser, Nusser, Doner

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Where is the Dosser family from?

You can see how Dosser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dosser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dosser families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 62 Dosser families living in Yorkshire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Dosser's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dosser families in 1891.
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What did your Dosser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dosser. 90% of Dosser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dosser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dosser 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 214 immigration records available for the last name Dosser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 360 military records available for the last name Dosser. For the veterans among your Dosser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dosser lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dosser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dosser in 1964 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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