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Grasser Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: nickname for an irascible person or a complainer from Middle High German grāzen ‘to scream behave in a high-spirited way'. South German (Grässer): from Middle High German gras ‘grass’ + the agent suffix -er (see Graser ) an occupational name for a mower grass cutter or for someone in charge of the communal meadows. Compare Graesser .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Graser, Grass, Gasser, Grassel, Grosser, Graeser, Grabner, Grieser

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Where is the Grasser family from?

You can see how Grasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grasser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Grasser family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Grasser's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Grasser families in 1840.
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What did your Grasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grasser. 23% of Grasser men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Grasser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grasser were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grasser. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Grasser. For the veterans among your Grasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grasser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Grasser in 1955 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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