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Gassner Name Meaning

German Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley (see Gasser ). Swiss German: variant of German Geisner ‘goatherd’.

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


Similar surnames: Gasser, Gassler, Gessner, Garner, Wasser, Kastner, Kassner, Hassler

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Where is the Gassner family from?

You can see how Gassner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gassner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gassner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Gassner families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Gassner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gassner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gassner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gassner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gassner. 18% of Gassner men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gassner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gassner were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gassner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gassner. For the veterans among your Gassner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gassner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gassner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gassner in 1956 was 51, and 63 in 2004.

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