Vassar Family History

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Vassar Name Meaning

Altered form of French Vasseur, a status name for a vassal in feudal society, from Old French vasseor, vasseur ‘vassal’. Compare French Levasseur.

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

Similar surnames: Cassar, Vasser, Massar, Vass, Massaro, Lasser, Caesar, Massara

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Vassar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vassar name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Vassar Family Origin

Where is the Vassar family from?

Vassar Family Occupations

What did your Vassar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vassar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Vassar's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vassar. A less common occupation for the Vassar family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Vassar Historical Records

What Vassar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Vassar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vassar 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 742 immigration records available for the last name Vassar. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vassar. For the veterans among your Vassar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vassar Life Expectancy

What is the average Vassar lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Vassar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Vassar in 1953 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vassar 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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