Vass Family History
Vass Name Meaning
English: status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas ‘boy’, Gaelic foss ‘servant’. English: variant of Vause. Swedish: variant of Wass. South German: variant of Fass. Hungarian: from vas ‘iron’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, or a nickname for a resilient, tough man.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press