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Hessian Family History

Hessian Name Meaning

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

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3,585 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,529 Military Records
999 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hessian Families

  • Number of Hessian families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hessian families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hessian last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hessian census records

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Hessian 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 Hessian 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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Hessian Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Hessian 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 Hessian

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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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Hessian Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hessian census records

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

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

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Hessian 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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