Was Name Meaning

Polish (W{a,}s): descriptive nickname for a man with a particularly fine or noticeable moustache, w{a,}s ‘moustache’. German: altered spelling of Wass.

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


Similar surnames: Ras, Wasik, Wang, Pas, Wax, Wass, Sas, Wah, Wais, Oas

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Was Family Origin

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Was Family Occupations

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  • Doctor

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farming

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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In 1880, Doctor, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Was. A less common occupation for the Was family was Laborer. The most common Was occupation in the USA was Doctor. 25% of Was's were Doctors.

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Was Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Was life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Was in 1952 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Was

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