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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Dress Maker

    11%
  • Joining & Farming

    11%
  • Merchant

    11%

In 1881, Farmer, Dress Maker and Joining & Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pass. The most common Pass occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Pass's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pass family was Merchant.

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Pass Historical Records

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Pass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pass

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