Nassau Family History

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Nassau Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the town of Nassau, formerly the seat of an independent duchy. The place name derives from Old High German naz ‘damp’, ‘wet’ + ouwa ‘water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Nass, Sandau, Nasser, Nasso, Nissen, Nissan, Nasby, Nessen, Sasse

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Nassau Family Origin

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Nassau Family Occupations

What did your Nassau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nassau family was Grocer & Draper. The most common Nassau occupation in the UK was Gardener. 22% of Nassau's were Gardeners. Gardener, Clothier & Outfitter and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nassau.

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  • Gardener

  • Clothier & Outfitter

  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer & Draper


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

Nassau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nassau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nassau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Nassau

Passenger List

There are 932 immigration records available for the last name Nassau. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Nassau. For the veterans among your Nassau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nassau Life Expectancy

What is the average Nassau lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nassau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nassau in 1946 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nassau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nassau 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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