Pass Family History

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Pass Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the medieval personal name Pascal, which was brought to England from France. German: topographic name from Pass ‘pass’, ‘passage’ (from Middle Low German pas ‘pace’, ‘passage way’, ‘water gauge’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name or nickname from Yiddish and Polish pas ‘belt’, ‘girdle’.

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

Similar surnames: Bass, Wass, Hass, Plass, Mass, Fass, Gass, Vass, Kass, Nass

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Pass Family Origin

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Pass Family Occupations

What did your Pass ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pass. 48% of Pass men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pass women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pass were Gardener and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Traveller
  • Foreman
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Pass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pass 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pass. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Pass. For the veterans among your Pass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pass Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Pass in 1945 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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