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Hassett Family History

Hassett Name Meaning

Irish (Clare): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAiseadha ‘descendant of Aisidh’ a personal name meaning ‘discord strife’ (an- ‘non’- + síodh ‘peace’). English: habitational name from Hessett (Suffolk) from Old English hecg ‘hedge’ + (ge)set ‘fold place for animals’.

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


Similar surnames: Hackett, Baskett, Haskett, Massett, Hassel, Hasse, Halseth, Bassett

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Where is the Hassett family from?

You can see how Hassett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hassett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hassett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Hassett families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hassett's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hassett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hassett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hassett ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Hassett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hassett 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 Hassett. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hassett. For the veterans among your Hassett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hassett lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hassett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hassett in 1946 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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