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 Family Origin

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Vass Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    13%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Fisherman, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vass. 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.

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Vass Historical Records

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Vass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vass

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