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Tasso Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent yew tree, Italian tasso (Latin taxus, genitive taxi). Italian: from a Germanic personal name derived from the obscure element tat, possibly akin to Old High German tat ‘deed’. Compare English Tate. nickname for a person thought to resemble a badger, for example in his nocturnal habits, from Italian tasso ‘badger’ (Late Latin taxo, genitive taxonis, of Germanic origin). Greek (Tassos): from a reduced form of the personal name Anastasios (see Anastas) or a patronymic derived from it, such as Anastasopoulos.

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


Similar surnames: Nasso, Tassi, Sasso, Hasson, Vasco, Masso, Basso, Sasse, Fasse, Tango

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Where is the Tasso family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tasso. 27% of Tasso men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Tasso women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tasso were Tailor and Embroidery Cutter Of Home.

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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
    27%
  • Mechanic
    18%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Tailor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Seamstress
    38%
  • Embroidery Cutter Of Home
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tasso. 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 427 military records available for the last name Tasso. For the veterans among your Tasso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tasso lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tasso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tasso in 1963 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

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