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Hose Name Meaning

English Scottish and German: metonymic occupational name from Middle English or medieval German hose ‘hose leggings stockings’ denoting a knitter or seller of hose (stocking for the legs) or a nickname for someone who habitually wore some sort of noticeable legwear. German (Upper Saxony): from a Czech personal name Hos a shortened form of Johannes (see John ) or from an Old Czech personal name based on the element host ‘guest’ (see Hosack ). English: perhaps a nickname for someone with a croaky or husky voice from Middle English hos(e) ‘hoarse’. English: habitational name from a place called ‘the Hose’ probably from an unrecorded Middle English hose (Old English hās a side-form of Old English hǣse hēse) ‘underwood especially of young beech or oak’. English: variant of Howes . English: possibly a shortened form of Hussey .

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


Similar surnames: Rose, Hase, Hole, Hone, Host, Hoe, House, Howe, Hope, Hove

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You can see how Hose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hose families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 93 Hose families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hose's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hose families in 1891.
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What did your Hose ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hose. 28% of Hose men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Hose women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hose were Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Insurance Official
    19%
  • Retired
    19%
  • Carpenter
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Shorthand Typist
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hose. For the veterans among your Hose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hose lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hose in 1953 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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