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Wass Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the Norman personal name Wazo, which is probably derived from a compound Germanic name with a first element wad ‘to go’. Compare Wade 1. German and Swedish: nickname from Middle High German was(se), Swedish vass ‘sharp’, ‘cutting’. The Swedish name is a soldier’s name, one of the identifying names adopted by soldiers in the 17th and 18th centuries, before the use of surnames became general in Scandinavia. Swedish: ornamental name from vass ‘reed’, ‘marsh’. German: metonymic occupational name for a seller of wax, from Middle Low German was ‘wax’ (see Wax).

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


Similar surnames: Hass, Bass, Pass, Fass, Vass, Gass, Wang, Mass, Nass, Waas

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Wass Family Origin

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Wass Family Occupations

What did your Wass ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wass. 2% of Wass men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Wass women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wass were Bricklayer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Household Duties
    2%
  • Housekeeper
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wass Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wass. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wass. For the veterans among your Wass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wass Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wass in 1954 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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