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Das Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, from Bengali daš ‘votary’, ‘servant’, from Sanskrit dasa ‘slave’, ‘servant’. It is also commonly used as the final element of compound given names, for example Bhagavandas ‘servant of god’, Mohandas ‘votary of Mohan (an epithet of the god Krishna)’.

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


Similar surnames: Day, Dar, Ras, Dash, Daw, Dias, Bas, Days, Deas, Dam

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Where is the Das family from?

You can see how Das families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Das family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Das families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Das families living in Quebec. This was about 54% of all the recorded Das's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Das families in 1911.
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What did your Das ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Das. 34% of Das men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Das women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Das were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Carpenter
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Dressmaker
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Das. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Das 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Das. 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 149,000 military records available for the last name Das. For the veterans among your Das ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Das lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Das life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Das in 1962 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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