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Classen Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Claas (see Claassen).

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


Similar surnames: Clasen, Claassen, Clausen, Claussen, Lassen, Classon, Klassen

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Where is the Classen family from?

You can see how Classen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Classen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Classen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Classen families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Classen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Classen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Classen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Classen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Classen. 72% of Classen 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
    72%
  • Carpenter
    29%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Classen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Classen 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 Classen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Classen. For the veterans among your Classen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Classen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Classen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Classen in 1952 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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