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Fassbender Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cooper (standard German Fassbinder) from Middle High German faz ‘cask barrel’ + binder ‘joiner’. This is a term used in northern Germany. The surname Fassbender is also found in the Netherlands. Compare Fasbender Fasbinder and Vasbinder .

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


Similar surnames: Fassler, Vasbinder, Stender, Fussner, Auslander, Gassner, Fasbender

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Where is the Fassbender family from?

You can see how Fassbender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fassbender family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Fassbender families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Fassbender families living in Wisconsin. This was about 43% of all the recorded Fassbender's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Fassbender families in 1880.
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What did your Fassbender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fassbender. 22% of Fassbender men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Fassbender women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fassbender were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Stenographer Clerk
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fassbender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fassbender 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 844 immigration records available for the last name Fassbender. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fassbender. For the veterans among your Fassbender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fassbender lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fassbender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Fassbender in 1952 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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