Fessenden Family History

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Fessenden Name Meaning

English (Kent): unexplained; probably from a lost or unidentified place in Kent, named with an unexplained first element + Old English denu ‘valley’. The variant Fishenden is also found.

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


Similar surnames: Brissenden, Haselden, Fielden, Bessent, Messenger, Fossen, Ellender

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Fessenden Family Origin

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Fessenden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fessenden family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fessenden. The most common Fessenden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Fessenden's were Farmers.

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Fessenden Historical Records

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Fessenden Life Expectancy

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