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Blass Name Meaning

German: nickname for a bald-headed man or alternatively for a weak person from Middle High German blas ‘bare pale weak insignificant’. North German: from the personal name Blass from Latin Blasius . Germanized or Americanized form of Sorbian Blaz (see Blas ) Polish Błaż Slovenian and Croatian Blaž (see Blaz ) cognates of 2 above. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Blas, Bloss, Glass, Plass, Klass, Brass, Bliss, Lass, Bass, Class

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Where is the Blass family from?

You can see how Blass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blass families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Blass families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Blass's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Blass families in 1911.
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What did your Blass ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Blass. 34% of Blass men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Blass. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Blass. For the veterans among your Blass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blass lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Blass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Blass in 1954 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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