Wassum Family History

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Wassum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Akershus named Wassum, from Old Norse vatn ‘lake’ + endi ‘end’. Probably an altered form of Wasson.

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


Similar surnames: Wassom, Fossum, Rossum, Massey, Kasun, Nassau, Kassen, Kissam, Gassen

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Wassum Family Origin

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Wassum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Works On Farm

    14%
  • At Leisure

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Wassum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wassum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wassum. A less common occupation for the Wassum family was At Leisure.

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Wassum Historical Records

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Wassum Life Expectancy

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