Gass Name Meaning

South German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a street in a city, town, or village, Middle High German gazze, German Gasse, Yiddish gas ‘street’, ‘side street’. English: variant of Gash. Altered spelling of German Gast, found in the areas of Swiss settlement.

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


Similar surnames: Gast, Grass, Fass, Glass, Nass, Pass, Hass, Wass, Bass, Gans

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Gass Family Origin

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Gass Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Gass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Gass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gass in 1949 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gass

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