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Messman Family History

Messman Name Meaning
German (Messmann): habitational name for someone from Messa (see Messa).occupational name or nickname for someone who transported or sold dung, variant of Mistmann, from Middle High German mist, Middle Low German, Dutch mest ‘dung’, ‘cesspool’.

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

16,333 Historical Documents with Messman on Ancestry.com
4,122 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
668 Military Records
269 Immigration Records
3,813 Census and Voter Lists
7,461 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Messman Families

  • Number of Messman families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Messman families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Messman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Messman census records

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Messman Family Origin

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Messman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Messman

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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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Messman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Messman census records

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Messman Civil War Service Records

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