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Fessler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cooper Middle High German vezzeler an agent derivative of faz ‘barrel keg’. Swiss German: nickname for a complainer probably from Middle High German vassen ‘to enquire to investigate’.

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

Similar surnames: Kessler, Fassler, Tessler, Fossler, Fendler, Kissler, Hessler

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Where is the Fessler family from?

You can see how Fessler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fessler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fessler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Fessler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 79% of all the recorded Fessler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fessler families in 1840.
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What did your Fessler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fessler. 16% of Fessler men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Fessler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fessler were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Fessler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fessler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fessler. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fessler. For the veterans among your Fessler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fessler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fessler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fessler in 1946 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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