Grasse Family History

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Grasse Name Meaning

German: variant of Grass 4. French: habitational name from the city of Grasse, in Alpes-Maritimes, which was a Huguenot center, sacked by François I in 1536. Perhaps a reduced form of French Degrâce (see De Grace).

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

Similar surnames: Grass, Grasser, Brassel, Hasse, Plasse, Grassl, Drass, Grassie

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Grasse Family Origin

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Grasse Family Occupations

What did your Grasse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grasse. A less common occupation for the Grasse family was Cigar Maker. The most common Grasse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Grasse's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Baker

  • Cigar Maker


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

Grasse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grasse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grasse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grasse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grasse. For the veterans among your Grasse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grasse Life Expectancy

What is the average Grasse lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Grasse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Grasse in 1946 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grasse 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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