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Fessler Family History

Fessler Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cooper, Middle High German vezzeler, an agent derivative of faz ‘barrel’, ‘keg’.Swiss German: nickname for a complainer, probably from Middle High German vassen ‘to enquire’, ‘to investigate’.

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

97,403 Historical Documents with Fessler on Ancestry.com
26,167 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,909 Military Records
1,716 Immigration Records
14,281 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Fessler Families

  • Number of Fessler families
     65 - 127
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fessler families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fessler last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fessler Family Origin

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Fessler Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fessler

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Fessler Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fessler census records

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Fessler Civil War Service Records

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