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Laas Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name of Slavic origin, from a town so named in Saxony, from Slavic laz ‘uncultivated land’, ‘clearing’. North German (Hamburg): possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle Low German las ‘salmon’ (see Lax 1).

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


Similar surnames: Laabs, Kaas, Baas, Haas, Waas, Naas, Faas, Haaf, Lau, Ladas

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Where is the Laas family from?

You can see how Laas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Laas families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Laas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Laas families in 1911.
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What did your Laas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laas. 38% of Laas men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Laas women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laas were Clerk and Maid.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Laas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laas 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 782 immigration records available for the last name Laas. 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 Laas. For the veterans among your Laas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laas lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Laas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laas in 1951 was 62, and 88 in 2004.

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