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The ancestors of the Hoss family lived in those German speaking land of northern and central European. Their name comes from throughout the German territories, deriving from one of several places named Hausen.

Hoss Early Origins



The surname Hoss was first found in Germany, where the name Hauser emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Hoss Spelling Variations


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Hoss Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Hoss include Hauser, Hausser, Hauzer, Haueser, Howser, Howzer and many more.

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Hoss Early History


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Hoss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoss research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1850 is included under the topic Early Hoss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hoss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Hoss:

Hoss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Hoss, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Philip Hoss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Hoss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Hoss, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Hoss, who arrived in Iowa in 1882
  • Katharina Morsdorf Hoss, who landed in America in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoss (post 1700)



  • Bernd Hoss (1939-2016), German football manager

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Hoss Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hoss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 April 2016 at 09:57.

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