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Cass Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Cass, a short form of Cassandra. This was the name (of uncertain, possibly non-Greek, origin) of an ill-fated Trojan prophetess of classical legend, condemned to foretell the future but never be believed; her story was well known and widely popular in medieval England.

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

Similar surnames: Pass, Class, Bass, Mass, Caso, Casa, Kass, Wass, Hass, Vass

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Where is the Cass family from?

You can see how Cass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cass families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 122 Cass families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Cass's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cass families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cass ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cass. 45% of Cass men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Cass women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cass were Farmers Son and Stenographer.

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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
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Nurse
  • Manager
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Cass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cass census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Cass. 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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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Cass. For the veterans among your Cass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cass lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cass in 1940 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

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