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Claassen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Klaas, a reduced form of Nik(o)laas (see Nicholas, Claus).

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


Similar surnames: Claussen, Classen, Clausen, Clasen, Klaassen, Klassen, Eliassen

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Claassen Family Origin

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Claassen Family Occupations

What did your Claassen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Claassen family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Banker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Claassen. The most common Claassen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Claassen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Banker

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    5%

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

Claassen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Claassen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claassen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Claassen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Claassen. For the veterans among your Claassen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claassen Life Expectancy

What is the average Claassen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Claassen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Claassen in 1957 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claassen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claassen 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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