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Jessen Family History

Jessen Name Meaning
Danish and North German: patronymic from the North German personal name Jess, a variant of Jens.German: habitational name from any of various places named Jessen, mostly in eastern Germany.German: variant of Jessel.

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

133,184 Historical Documents with Jessen on Ancestry.com
56,602 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,005 Military Records
8,043 Immigration Records
19,198 Census and Voter Lists
44,336 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jessen Families

  • Number of Jessen families
     55 - 107
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jessen families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Jessen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Jessen census records

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Jessen Family Origin

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Jessen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jessen

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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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Jessen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jessen census records

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Jessen Civil War Service Records

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