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Wassmer Name Meaning

German: variant of Wasmer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cassler, Wissler, Waser, Wasser, Kasser, Wissner, Waisner, Nasser

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Where is the Wassmer family from?

You can see how Wassmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wassmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Wassmer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Wassmer families living in Missouri. This was about 22% of all the recorded Wassmer's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Wassmer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wassmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wassmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wassmer. 28% of Wassmer men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Wassmer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wassmer were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    28%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Wassmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wassmer 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 519 immigration records available for the last name Wassmer. 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 734 military records available for the last name Wassmer. For the veterans among your Wassmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wassmer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wassmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Wassmer in 1952 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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