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Haas Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle Dutch, Middle High German hase, German Hase ‘hare’, hence a nickname for a swift runner or a timorous or confused person, but in some cases perhaps a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a hare. As a Jewish name it can also be an ornamental name or one of names selected at random from vocabulary words by government officials when surnames became compulsory.

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


Similar surnames: Hass, Haar, Haag, Haan, Haaf, Haus, Faas, Hans, Baas, Laas

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Where is the Haas family from?

You can see how Haas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haas families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 93 Haas families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 65% of all the recorded Haas's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Haas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haas. 13% of Haas men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Haas women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haas were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Haas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haas 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Haas. 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 56,000 military records available for the last name Haas. For the veterans among your Haas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haas lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Haas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Haas in 1943 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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