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Bessler Family History

Bessler Name Meaning

German:: variant of Besler . occupational name for someone who does odd jobs or a tinkerer hobby worker (modern German Bastler) of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Beisler, Tessler, Besler, Baessler, Kessler, Sessler, Ressler

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Where is the Bessler family from?

You can see how Bessler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bessler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bessler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bessler family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bessler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bessler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bessler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bessler. 13% of Bessler men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Bessler women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bessler were Salesman and Proprietor. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    23%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Typist
    17%
  • Proprietor
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bessler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 913 immigration records available for the last name Bessler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bessler. For the veterans among your Bessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bessler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bessler in 1954 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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