Vass Family History

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Vass Name Meaning

English: status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas ‘boy’, Gaelic foss ‘servant’. English: variant of Vause. Swedish: variant of Wass. South German: variant of Fass. Hungarian: from vas ‘iron’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, or a nickname for a resilient, tough man.

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


Similar surnames: Bass, Wass, Fass, Pass, Lass, Grass, Nass, Mass, Gass, Vas

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Vass Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Vass name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Vass. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Italy

    4%

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Vass Family Origin

Where is the Vass family from?

Vass Family Occupations

What did your Vass ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Vass occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 13% of Vass's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Vass family was Labourer. Fisherman, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vass.

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  • Fisherman

    13%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Vass Historical Records

What Vass family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Vass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vass 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Vass. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Vass. For the veterans among your Vass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vass Life Expectancy

What is the average Vass lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Vass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vass in 1944 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vass

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vass 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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