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Nass Family History

Nass Name Meaning

English: variant of Ness. German: from Middle High German naz ‘wet’, a nickname for a heavy drinker or a topographic name for someone living on wet land.

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


Similar surnames: Gass, Nast, Fass, Nuss, Wass, Pass, Ness, Vass, Noss, Hass

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Where is the Nass family from?

You can see how Nass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nass family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nass families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 55 Nass families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 61% of all the recorded Nass's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Nass families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nass ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Nass. 52% of Nass men worked as a Labourer.

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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

  • Labourer
    52%
  • Farmer
    36%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Mariner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Nass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nass 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 Nass. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nass. For the veterans among your Nass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nass lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nass in 1955 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

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