Grass Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone who owned or lived by a meadow, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold hay, from Middle English gras, Middle High German gras ‘grass’, ‘pasture’, ‘grazing’. English: nickname for a stout man, from Anglo-Norman French gras ‘fat’, from Latin crassus (which was itself used as a Roman family name), with the initial changed under the influence of grossus (see Gross). Scottish: occupational name, reduced from Gaelic greusaiche ‘shoemaker’. A certain John Grasse alias Cordonar (Middle English cordewaner ‘shoemaker’) is recorded in Scotland in 1539. South German: nickname for an irascible man, from Middle High German graz ‘intense’, ‘angry’.

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


Similar surnames: Gross, Glass, Gass, Gruss, Gras, Crass, Brass, Gress, Krass, Cross

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Grass Family Origin

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Grass Family Occupations

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  • Gamekeeper

    26%
  • Game Keeper

    9%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, the most common Grass occupation in the UK was Gamekeeper. 26% of Grass's were Gamekeepers. Gamekeeper, Game Keeper and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grass. A less common occupation for the Grass family was Labourer.

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Grass Historical Records

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Grass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Grass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Grass in 1953 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grass

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