Grass Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone who owned or lived by a meadow, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold hay, from Middle English gras, Middle High German gras ‘grass’, ‘pasture’, ‘grazing’. English: nickname for a stout man, from Anglo-Norman French gras ‘fat’, from Latin crassus (which was itself used as a Roman family name), with the initial changed under the influence of grossus (see Gross). Scottish: occupational name, reduced from Gaelic greusaiche ‘shoemaker’. A certain John Grasse alias Cordonar (Middle English cordewaner ‘shoemaker’) is recorded in Scotland in 1539. South German: nickname for an irascible man, from Middle High German graz ‘intense’, ‘angry’.

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

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Grass Family Origin

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Grass Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Grass family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grass. The most common Grass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Grass's were Farmers.

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Grass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Grass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grass in 1953 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grass

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