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Grassi Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of the nickname Grasso .

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


Similar surnames: Grossi, Grasso, Tassi, Sassi, Massi, Grassia, Rassi, Grandi, Bassi

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Where is the Grassi family from?

You can see how Grassi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grassi family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Grassi families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Grassi families living in California. This was about 60% of all the recorded Grassi's in USA. California had the highest population of Grassi families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grassi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grassi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grassi. 22% of Grassi men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Grassi women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grassi were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    17%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Grassi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grassi census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Grassi. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grassi. For the veterans among your Grassi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grassi lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grassi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Grassi in 1944 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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