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Wasser Family History

Wasser Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German wazzer ‘water’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a metonymic occupational name for a water-carrier, from German Wasser, Yiddish vaser ‘water’.

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


Similar surnames: Waser, Gasser, Lasser, Wasmer, Kasser, Wamser, Washer, Wagner, Wapner

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Where is the Wasser family from?

You can see how Wasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wasser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Wasser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Wasser's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wasser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wasser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wasser. 15% of Wasser men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Wasser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wasser were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wasser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wasser 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wasser. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Wasser. For the veterans among your Wasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wasser lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Wasser in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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