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Gasser Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Gässer); Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley from a derivative of Middle High German gazze German Gasse Yiddish gas. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Slovenia (see 3 below). English (Hampshire): unexplained. Slovenian: of German origin (see 1 above). In North America this surname is also an altered form of the Slovenized variant Gaser and possibly also Gasar.

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


Similar surnames: Gassner, Wasser, Gassler, Kasser, Lasser, Grasser, Ganser, Gaiser

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Where is the Gasser family from?

You can see how Gasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gasser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Gasser family living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gasser's in USA. Illinois and 3 other states had the highest population of Gasser families in 1840.
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What did your Gasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gasser. 27% of Gasser men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Gasser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gasser were Proprietor and Typist. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Typist
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gasser. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gasser. For the veterans among your Gasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gasser lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gasser in 1950 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

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