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Pas Surname Meaning

Polish: from pas ‘belt girdle’ presumably either a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive belt or an occupational name for a maker of or dealer in belts and girdles. Dutch: variant of Paas or a topographic name (Van der Pas) from Latin pascuum ‘pasture-land’. French: habitational name from Pas the name of several places in the north of France (and in Belgium) for example Pas-en-Artois named with Latin passus ‘step track’. Compare Depas and Dupas . Czech and Slovak (Paš): from a pet form of the personal name Pavel Slovak commonly Pavol (see Paul ). Slovenian (Paš): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Pass, Sas, Pan, Ras, Pak, Pac, Mak, Pau, Mas, Pao

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Where is the Pas family from?

You can see how Pas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Pas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Pas family living in Essex. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pas's in United Kingdom. Essex and 3 other counties had the highest population of Pas families in 1891.
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What did your Pas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Winder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pas. 53% of Pas men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Pas women worked as a Winder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pas were Manager and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Field Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Winder
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Pas. For the veterans among your Pas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pas lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Pas in 1950 was 19, and 54 in 2004.

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