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Messmer Family History

Messmer Name Meaning
German (Alemannic and Swabian): variant of Messner, the alteration being by analogy with surnames in -mer from place names in -heim ‘homestead’.

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

59,925 Historical Documents with Messmer on Ancestry.com
27,264 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,127 Military Records
1,571 Immigration Records
8,993 Census and Voter Lists
18,970 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Messmer Families

  • Number of Messmer families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Messmer families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Messmer last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Messmer census records

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Messmer 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 Messmer 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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Messmer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Messmer 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 Messmer

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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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Messmer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Messmer census records

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

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

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Messmer 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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