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Lass Name Meaning

North German: variant of Laas . German: from a short form of Lorenz or a nickname from Middle Low German las lasch ‘tired weak’ Middle High German laʒ ‘indolent’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Las . English: nickname from Middle English lesse lasse ‘smaller’ (from Old English lǣssa ‘less’) perhaps also used in the sense ‘younger’.

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

Similar surnames: Bass, Vass, Glass, Blass, Last, Pass, Fass, Gass, Nass, Lais

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Where is the Lass family from?

You can see how Lass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lass families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lass family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lass's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lass families in 1840.
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What did your Lass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lass. 16% of Lass men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Lass women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lass were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lass 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lass. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lass. For the veterans among your Lass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lass lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lass in 1944 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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