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Gasser Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Gässer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a side street or alley, from a derivative of Middle High German gazze, German Gasse, Yiddish gas.

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


Similar surnames: Gassner, Wasser, Gassler, Kasser, Lasser, Grasser, Ganser, Gaiser

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Where is the Gasser family from?

You can see how Gasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gasser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Gasser families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 93% of all the recorded Gasser's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Gasser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gasser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gasser. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Gasser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gasser 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gasser. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gasser. For the veterans among your Gasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gasser lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gasser in 1950 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

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