Cass Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Pass, Class, Bass, Mass, Caso, Casa, Kass, Wass, Hass, Vass

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Cass Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cass name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cass. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Cass Family Origin

Where is the Cass family from?

Cass Family Occupations

What did your Cass ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Cass's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cass family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cass.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cass ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Cass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cass census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Cass. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Cass. For the veterans among your Cass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cass Life Expectancy

What is the average Cass lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cass in 1940 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cass ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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