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Voss Family History

Voss Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German vos vōs ‘fox’ for a clever or sly person. This surname is also found in the Netherlands (compare Vos ) and France (Alsace and Lorraine). English: variant of Foss .

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

Similar surnames: Vohs, Vos, Foss, Goss, Noss, Boss, Vose, Vass, Hoss, Ross

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Where is the Voss family from?

You can see how Voss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Voss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Voss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 117 Voss families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Voss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Voss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Voss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Voss 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 Voss. 19% of Voss men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Voss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Voss were Builders Labourer 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
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Voss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Voss 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 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Voss. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Voss. For the veterans among your Voss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Voss lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Voss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Voss in 1941 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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