Class Family History

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Class Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Classe, a short form of Nicholas. See also Clayson. Variant of Klaas or Klass, North German forms of Claus.

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

Similar surnames: Plass, Klass, Glass, Blass, Claus, Cass, Claes, Lass, Clauss, Closs

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Class Family Origin

Where is the Class family from?

Class Family Occupations

What did your Class ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Class occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 13% of Class's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Class family was Fisher. Cotton Weaver, Crofter and Fish Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Class.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Crofter

  • Fish Merchant

  • Fisher


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

Class Historical Records

What Class family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Class. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Class 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Class. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Class. For the veterans among your Class ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Class Life Expectancy

What is the average Class lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Class life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Class in 1951 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Class

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Class 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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