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Hassett Family History

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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Where is the Hassett family from?

You can see how Hassett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hassett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hassett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 26 Hassett families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hassett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hassett families in 1911.
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What did your Hassett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hassett. 54% of Hassett men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Plumber
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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