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Fass Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German faz German Fass ‘cask keg’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of casks and kegs or a nickname for someone as rotund as a barrel. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). German: variant of Fasse Faas .

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

Similar surnames: Wass, Gass, Bass, Hass, Pass, Vass, Nass, Fash, Fuss, Mass

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Where is the Fass family from?

You can see how Fass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fass families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Fass families living in Ontario. This was about 26% of all the recorded Fass's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fass families in 1911.
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What did your Fass ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fass. 100% of Fass men worked as a Journalier. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fass. 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 Fass. For the veterans among your Fass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fass lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Fass in 1951 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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