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Cass Family History

Cass Name Meaning
English: from the medieval female personal name Cass, a short form of Cassandra. This was the name (of uncertain, possibly non-Greek, origin) of an ill-fated Trojan prophetess of classical legend, condemned to foretell the future but never be believed; her story was well known and widely popular in medieval England.

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

477,213 Historical Documents with Cass on Ancestry.com
113,499 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,233 Military Records
8,534 Immigration Records
98,031 Census and Voter Lists
241,916 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cass Families

  • Number of Cass families
     108 - 213
     37 - 107
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cass families
     425 - 848
     142 - 424
     1 - 141
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cass families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cass census records

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Cass Family Origin

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Cass Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cass

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Cass Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cass census records

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Cass Civil War Service Records

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