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Sasser Name Meaning

North German: derivative of Sasse ‘Saxon’ + -er suffix of agent nouns. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Saasen in the Rhineland Hesse and Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Nasser, Sasse, Gasser, Sander, Kasner, Esser, Easter, Sawyer, Saeger

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Where is the Sasser family from?

You can see how Sasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sasser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Sasser family living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sasser's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Sasser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sasser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sasser. 33% of Sasser men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Sasser women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sasser were Salesman 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%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Sasser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sasser 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 737 immigration records available for the last name Sasser. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sasser. For the veterans among your Sasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sasser lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sasser in 1943 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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