Grasser Family History

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Grasser Name Meaning

South German: nickname for an irascible person, from an inflected form of Middle High German graz ‘intense’, ‘angry’. South German (Grässer): from Middle High German gras ‘grass’ + the agent suffix -er (see Graser). Swiss German: nickname for a complainer, from Middle High German graz ‘passionate’, ‘furious’.

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

Similar surnames: Graser, Grass, Gasser, Grassel, Grosser, Graeser, Grabner, Grieser

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Grasser Family Origin

Where is the Grasser family from?

Grasser Family Occupations

What did your Grasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Grasser occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 40% of Grasser's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grasser. A less common occupation for the Grasser family was Nun.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Moulder

  • Nun


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grasser ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grasser Historical Records

What Grasser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Grasser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grasser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Grasser. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Grasser. For the veterans among your Grasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grasser Life Expectancy

What is the average Grasser lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Grasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Grasser in 1955 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grasser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grasser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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