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Baas Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: nickname or occupational name from Dutch and Low German baas ‘master’, ‘overseer’, ‘boss’, also ‘well-respected person’. Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Baso.

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


Similar surnames: Faas, Haas, Laas, Bass, Bras, Baar, Baars, Kaas, Blas, Waas

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Where is the Baas family from?

You can see how Baas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Baas family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Baas's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Baas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baas. 26% of Baas men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Baas women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baas were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Baas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baas 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Baas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Baas. For the veterans among your Baas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baas lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Baas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baas in 1957 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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