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Kass Name Meaning

Eastern German (also Käss): nickname from Czech kos ‘blackbird’, ‘shrewd person’ (see Kos). Eastern German: from the personal name Cazo. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained. Possibly an Americanized form of Czech Káš (see Kasa) or German Kase.

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


Similar surnames: Koss, Hass, Kuss, Kase, Pass, Klass, Mass, Fass, Krass, Kiss

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Where is the Kass family from?

You can see how Kass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kass families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Kass families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kass's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kass families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kass. 12% of Kass men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Kass women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kass were Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Kass lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kass in 1941 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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