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Class Family History

Class Surname Meaning

Scottish (of Dutch origin; Caithness): from an altered form of Dutch Claas a pet form of the personal name Nik(o)laas (see Klaas ). German: variant of Klass .

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

Similar surnames: Plass, Klass, Glass, Blass, Claus, Cass, Claes, Lass, Clauss, Closs

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Where is the Class family from?

You can see how Class families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Class family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Class families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Class families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Class's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Class families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Class surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Class ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Class. 60% of Class men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Class. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Class 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Class. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Class. For the veterans among your Class ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Class lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Class life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Class in 1951 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

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