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Lesser Family History

Lesser Name Meaning
German: habitational name for someone from any of several places named Lesse, for example in Lower Saxony.German: variant of Leser.Dutch: occupational name for a fireman, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch lesschen, lessen ‘to extinguish’.

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

79,345 Historical Documents with Lesser on Ancestry.com
22,058 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,678 Military Records
7,122 Immigration Records
24,785 Census and Voter Lists
20,702 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lesser Families

  • Number of Lesser families
     150 - 297
     51 - 149
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lesser families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lesser last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Lesser census records

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Lesser 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 Lesser families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Lesser Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Lesser

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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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Lesser Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lesser census records

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Lesser Civil War Service Records

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