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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vassar

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  1. indefinite plural of vass

Notable Persons Named Vassar

Vassar Clements was a bluegrass music and country music musician. He plays Fiddle, viola, cello, double bass, mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar, and Banjo. Vassar was given the name Vassar Carlton Clements on April 25th, 1928. He left this life on August 16th, 2005.


Vassar was born on July 19th, 1924. She breathed her last breath on October 31st, 1998.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vassar

Phil Vassar is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Piano and Vocals. He was most active from 1997 to present. Phil was given the name Phillip George Vassar on May 28th, 1964.


John was born in 1813 in Poughkeepsie, New York. John is also known as Uncle John" Vassar. He died in 1878.


Michael Vassar is a in the fields of personalized medicine and molecular nanotechnology. Michael was born on February 4th, 1979.


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Popularity of Vassar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vassar U.S.
  White 75.98% 64.26%
  African American 16.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vassar

People with the last name Vassar are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Vassar

  • How Popular is the name Vassar? Vassar is the 61,376th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vassar was the 10,306th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vassar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21 babies born with the first name Vassar in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vassar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vassar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vassar is Monday, August 9th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Vassar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vassar was in 1917 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vassar: Your name in reverse order is Rassav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arsvsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vassar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,126 people with the last name Vassar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vassar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Vassar as their last name.

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