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Vassey Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Vassy in Calvados France.

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

Similar surnames: Massey, Vessey, Cassel, Hussey, Causey, Cossey, Darsey, Hessey, Vause

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Where is the Vassey family from?

You can see how Vassey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vassey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vassey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Vassey families living in Manitoba. This was about 67% of all the recorded Vassey's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Vassey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vassey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vassey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vassey. 32% of Vassey men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Vassey women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vassey were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Weaver
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Weaver
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Vassey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vassey 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 166 immigration records available for the last name Vassey. 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 387 military records available for the last name Vassey. For the veterans among your Vassey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vassey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Vassey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Vassey in 1956 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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