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Gassett Name Meaning

Altered form of French Gachet reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. This surname is also found among African Americans.

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


Similar surnames: Bassett, Massett, Gasser, Baskett, Dossett, Gavette, Hazlett, Basnett

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Where is the Gassett family from?

You can see how Gassett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gassett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gassett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Gassett families living in Massachusetts. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gassett's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Gassett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gassett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gassett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gassett. 24% of Gassett men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Gassett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gassett were Operator and Teacher. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gassett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gassett 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Gassett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gassett. For the veterans among your Gassett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gassett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gassett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gassett in 1953 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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