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Drass Name Meaning

German:: perhaps from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with thras an element of uncertain etymology. possibly a variant of Dross or of Drasch from a Germanized pet form of an Old Slavic personal name such as Dragomir based on the element drag ‘dear beloved’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dress, Dross, Brass, Krass, Draus, Ross, Dragos, Grass, Ress, Blass

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Where is the Drass family from?

You can see how Drass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Drass families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Drass families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Drass's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Drass families in 1880.
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What did your Drass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drass. 44% of Drass men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Drass women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drass were Miner and Maid. .

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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
  • New Worker
  • Assistant Carpenter
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Drass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drass 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 117 immigration records available for the last name Drass. 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 431 military records available for the last name Drass. For the veterans among your Drass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drass lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Drass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Drass in 1968 was 73, and 70 in 2004.

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