History of your Surname
Get access to Waas family records.Start a free trial

Waas Family History

Waas Name Meaning

German: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Gervasius, which was borne by a martyr and patron saint of Breisach on the Rhine. Dutch: habitational name from a place named with Middle Dutch wase, waes ‘marsh’, ‘wetland’.

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


Similar surnames: Faas, Naas, Kaas, Waag, Haas, Wass, Baas, Laas, Mars, Raak

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Waas family from?

You can see how Waas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Waas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Waas family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Waas's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Waas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Waas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Waas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waas. 23% of Waas men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Waas women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waas were Chauffeur and Inspector. .

View Census Data for Waas | Data not to scale

*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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Chauffeur
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Inspector
    20%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Waas family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Waas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Waas

Passenger Lists

There are 905 immigration records available for the last name Waas. 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.

View all Waas immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Waas military records

You've only scratched the surface of Waas family history

Discover More

What is the average Waas lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Waas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Waas in 1962 was 78, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waas

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Waas family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial