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Hesse Family History

Hesse Name Meaning
German and Dutch: variant of Hess.

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

321,239 Historical Documents with Hesse on Ancestry.com
80,355 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,422 Military Records
12,402 Immigration Records
37,873 Census and Voter Lists
171,187 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hesse Families

  • Number of Hesse families
     70 - 137
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hesse families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hesse families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hesse census records

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Hesse Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Hesse families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Hesse Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Hesse families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Hesse

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Hesse Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hesse census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Hesse ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Hesse Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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