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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    12%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wass. A less common occupation for the Wass family was Labourer. The most common Wass occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Wass's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wass

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