Waas Name Meaning

German: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Gervasius, which was borne by a martyr and patron saint of Breisach on the Rhine. Dutch: habitational name from a place named with Middle Dutch wase, waes ‘marsh’, ‘wetland’.

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


Similar surnames: Faas, Naas, Kaas, Waag, Haas, Wass, Baas, Laas, Mars, Raak

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Waas Family Origin

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Waas Family Occupations

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  • Cigar Maker

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Bung And Faucet Maker

    6%

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In 1880, Cigar Maker, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waas. The most common Waas occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 11% of Waas's were Cigar Makers. A less common occupation for the Waas family was Bung And Faucet Maker.

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Waas Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Waas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Waas in 1962 was 78, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waas

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