Gassner Family History

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Gassner Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley (see Gasser). Swiss German: variant of the occupational name 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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Gassner Family Origin

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Gassner Family Occupations

What did your Gassner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gassner occupation in the USA was Machinist. 7% of Gassner's were Machinists. Machinist, Tinsmith and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gassner. A less common occupation for the Gassner family was Farmer.

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  • Machinist

  • Tinsmith

  • Baker

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gassner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gassner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gassner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gassner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Gassner Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gassner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gassner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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