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Sasson Name Meaning

Jewish (Sephardic): from the Hebrew personal name Sason meaning ‘joy’.

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


Similar surnames: Hasson, Samson, Salmon, Sarson, Wasson, Sisson, Sassoon, Sassin

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Where is the Sasson family from?

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

What did your Sasson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sasson. 32% of Sasson men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Sasson women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sasson were Counterman 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

  • Salesman
    32%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Counterman
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sasson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sasson 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 Sasson. 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 320 military records available for the last name Sasson. For the veterans among your Sasson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sasson lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Sasson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sasson in 1966 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

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