Hassett Family History

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Hassett Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAiseadha ‘descendant of Aisidh’, a personal name meaning ‘discord’, ‘strife’. English and Irish: shortened form of the habitational name Blennerhasset, from a place in Cumbria, so named from Celtic blain ‘summit’ + an unexplained second element + Old Scandinavian hey ‘hay’ + s?tr ‘shieling’.

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

Similar surnames: Hackett, Baskett, Haskett, Massett, Hassel, Hasse, Halseth, Bassett

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Hassett Family Origin

Where is the Hassett family from?

Hassett Family Occupations

What did your Hassett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hassett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Hassett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hassett family was Dress Maker. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hassett.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • School

  • Dress Maker


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

Hassett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Hassett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hassett 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hassett. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hassett. For the veterans among your Hassett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hassett Life Expectancy

What is the average Hassett lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hassett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hassett in 1946 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hassett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hassett 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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