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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


Similar surnames: Bass, Wass, Fass, Pass, Lass, Grass, Nass, Mass, Gass, Vas

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Where is the Vass family from?

You can see how Vass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vass families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Vass families living in Virginia. This was about 37% of all the recorded Vass's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Vass families in 1840.
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What did your Vass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vass. 22% of Vass men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Vass women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vass were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Vass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vass 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Vass. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Vass. For the veterans among your Vass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vass lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Vass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vass in 1944 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

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