Strasser Family History

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Strasser Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone living by a main street or highway, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse ‘street’, ‘road’. Slovenian: phonetically Germanized spelling of Slovenian Stražar, occupational name for a sentinel, from an agent derivative of straža ‘watch’, ‘guard’, ‘sentry’.

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

Similar surnames: Strassman, Strahler, Strater, Trager, Strassel, Grasser, Sasser

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Strasser Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Strasser name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Strasser. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Strasser Family Origin

Where is the Strasser family from?

Strasser Family Occupations

What did your Strasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Strasser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Strasser's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Strasser family was Laborer. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Strasser.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Strasser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Strasser Historical Records

What Strasser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Strasser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strasser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Strasser. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Strasser. For the veterans among your Strasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Strasser Life Expectancy

What is the average Strasser lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Strasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Strasser in 1948 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Strasser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strasser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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