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

What did your Fessenden ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fessenden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fessenden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fessenden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fessenden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fessenden. 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 Card

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

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Fessenden Life Expectancy

What is the average Fessenden lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fessenden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fessenden in 1949 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fessenden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fessenden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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