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Strasser Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone living by a main street or highway from Middle High German strasse German Strasse ‘street road’. This form of the surname is also found in Czechia and Slovakia where it is also spelled Štrasser. Compare Strausser and Strawser . In some cases also a Germanized form of Slovenian Stražar (from stražar an occupational name for a sentinel) or a German translation of Slovenian Cestnik (see Cesnik ) or Cestar cognates of This can also be an Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Štraser itself of German origin (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Strassman, Strahler, Strater, Trager, Strassel, Grasser, Sasser

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Where is the Strasser family from?

You can see how Strasser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strasser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strasser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Strasser families living in Ontario. This was about 90% of all the recorded Strasser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Strasser families in 1911.
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What did your Strasser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Strasser. 100% of Strasser men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Strasser. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Strasser. For the veterans among your Strasser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strasser lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Strasser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Strasser in 1948 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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