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Sasse Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: ethnic name for a Saxon, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sasse ‘Saxon’. French: from a Germanic personal name, Sahso, a reduced pet form of compound names formed with sahs ‘Saxon’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Masse, Sas, Fasse, Sasser, Stassen, Seese, Sasso, Nasso, Sause, Hasse

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Where is the Sasse family from?

You can see how Sasse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sasse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sasse families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sasse family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Sasse's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Sasse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sasse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sasse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sasse. 30% of Sasse men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Sasse women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sasse were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Sasse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sasse 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sasse. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sasse. For the veterans among your Sasse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sasse lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sasse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sasse in 1952 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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