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Blass Name Meaning

German: nickname for a bald-headed man or alternatively for a weak person, from Middle High German blas ‘bare’, ‘pale’, ‘weak’, ‘insignificant’. North German: from the personal name Blass, a vernacular form of Blasius. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blas.

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


Similar surnames: Blas, Bloss, Glass, Plass, Klass, Brass, Bliss, Lass, Bass, Class

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Where is the Blass family from?

You can see how Blass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blass families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Blass families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Blass's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Blass families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blass. 17% of Blass men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Blass women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blass were Machinist and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Blass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blass 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 Blass. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Blass. For the veterans among your Blass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blass lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Blass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Blass in 1954 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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