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Kessler Family History

Kessler Name Meaning
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kezzel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’, Middle Dutch ketel, modern German Kessel.

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

726,365 Historical Documents with Kessler on Ancestry.com
218,529 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,210 Military Records
21,849 Immigration Records
105,669 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kessler Families

  • Number of Kessler families
     384 - 765
     129 - 383
     1 - 128
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kessler families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kessler last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kessler Family Origin

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Kessler Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kessler

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Kessler Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kessler census records

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Kessler Civil War Service Records

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