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Fassett Name Meaning

English: variant of Fawcett .

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

Similar surnames: Fausett, Fossett, Massett, Faucett, Haslett, Bissett, Gassett

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Where is the Fassett family from?

You can see how Fassett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fassett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fassett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Fassett families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Fassett's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fassett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fassett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fassett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fassett. 22% of Fassett men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Fassett women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fassett were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Fassett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fassett 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 998 immigration records available for the last name Fassett. 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 Fassett. For the veterans among your Fassett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fassett lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fassett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Fassett in 1954 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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