Atlas Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Atlas or Polish at{l-}as, both meaning ‘satin’ (ultimately from an Arabic word meaning ‘smooth’). It was probably also used as a metonymic occupational name for a merchant dealing in satin goods.

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


Similar surnames: Pallas, Arras, Patla, Matras, Almas, Milas, Blas, Alam, Aas, Gallas

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Atlas Family Origin

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Atlas Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    30%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Cook

    10%
  • Dry Goods Pedder

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Atlas family was Dry Goods Pedder. Laborer, Farmer and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atlas. The most common Atlas occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Atlas's were Laborers.

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Atlas Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Atlas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Atlas in 1945 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atlas

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