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Kaas Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese, kaas. Norwegian: variant of Kaasa, from the indefinite singular form. Danish: habitational name from a common place name or a topographic name from kaas ‘landing place’, ‘quay’.

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


Similar surnames: Naas, Karas, Faas, Laas, Waas, Baas, Kaasa, Aas, Haas, Klaas

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Where is the Kaas family from?

You can see how Kaas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kaas families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Kaas families living in Manitoba. This was about 41% of all the recorded Kaas's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kaas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaas. 33% of Kaas men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kaas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaas were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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
    33%
  • Farm Laborer
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Office Work
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kaas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaas 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaas. 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 Kaas. For the veterans among your Kaas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaas lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kaas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kaas in 1951 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

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